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- n. Leontice leontopetalum, a South European plant, whose tuberous roots contain so much alkali that they were sometimes used as a substitute for soap.
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- n. A South European plant of the genus Leontice (Leontice leontopetalum), the tuberous roots of which contain so much alkali that they are sometimes used as a substitute for soap.
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