soapy or soaplike
Origin of saponaceousModern Latin saponaceus ; from Classical Latin sapo, soap: see saponify
Having the qualities of soap.
Origin of saponaceousLatin sap&omacron;, sap&omacron;n-, hair dye; see saponin + –aceous.
(comparative more saponaceous, superlative most saponaceous)
- Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
- Slippery, evasive