Soapberry Definition

sōpbĕrē
soapberries
noun
soapberries
Any of a genus (Sapindus) of trees of the soapberry family, with fruits containing saponin.
Webster's New World
The globular fruit, with yellowish flesh and a large, round seed.
Webster's New World
A buffaloberry.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
soapberry tree
adjective
Designating a family (Sapindaceae, order Sapindales) of chiefly tropical, dicotyledonous trees and shrubs, including the litchi and longan.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Soapberry

Noun

Singular:
soapberry
Plural:
soapberries

Origin of Soapberry

  • soap +"Ž berry: the fleshy part of the fruit was used in washing linen.

    From Wiktionary

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