Definition of Soapberry

1. Noun. A tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin.




Definition of Soapberry

1. Noun. (botany) Any woody plant of the genus Sapindus, which is eponymous of the Sapindaceae family ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of such a plant, especially of the tree Sapindus saponaria ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soapberry

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soapberry

soapUI
soap bubble
soap bubbles
soap dish
soap dispenser
soap film
soap flakes
soap opera
soap operas
soap pad
soap powder
soap tree
soapbark
soapbarks
soapberries
soapberry (current term)
soapberry family
soapberry tree
soapberry vine
soapbox
soapbox car
soapbox cars
soapboxed
soapboxes
soapboxing
soaped
soaper
soapers
soapfish
soapie

Literary usage of Soapberry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"soapberry FAMILY. Trees or shrubs, with watery sap, rarely herbaceous vines. Leaves alternate (opposite in one exotic genus), mostly pinnate or palmate, ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"soapberry FAMILY. Trees or shrubs, with watery sap, rarely herbaceous vines. Leaves alternate (opposite in one exotic genus), mostly pinnate or palmate, ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"soapberry FAMILY. Trees or shrubs, with watery sap, rarely herbaceous vines. Leaves alternate (opposite in one exotic genus), mostly pinnate or palmate, ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"soapberry FAMILY. Trees or shrubs, with watery sap, rarely herbaceous vines. Leaves alternate (opposite in one exotic genus), mostly pinnate or palmate, ..."

5. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... with 1-3 (or in Staphylea several) ovules in each cell. A large and diverse order. I. soapberry SUBFAMILY. Flowers often polygamous or ..."

6. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1857)
"(soapberry FAMILY.) Trees, shrubs, or rarely herbs, with, simple or compound leaves, mostly un- symmetrical and ..."

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