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Of, like, or containing soap; soapy.
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- ‘Its root is saponaceous, and is pounded into a pulp and used instead of soap by the natives.’
Early 18th century: from modern Latin saponaceus (from Latin sapo, sapon- ‘soap’) + -ous.
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