from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical trees of the genus Sapindus, having pulpy fruit that lathers like soap.
- n. The fruit of any of these trees.
- n. The buffalo berry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any woody plant of the genus Sapindus, which is eponymous of the Sapindaceae family
- n. The fruit of such a plant, especially of the tree Sapindus saponaria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of one of several species of Sapindus; also, any of the trees producing it, and, by extension, any member of the genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin
Species range from drought-resistant shrubs such as creosote bush Larrea tridentata and prickly pear Opuntia spp., sotol Dasilyrion wheeleri and Agave spp. to walnut Juglans spp., hackberry Celtis spp., oak Quercus spp. and soapberry trees Sapindus spp. in the richer soil of the canyons.
Another fruit of Asian origin, lychee is a member of the soapberry family.
These are followed by alder Alnus spp., willow, soapberry Sapindus drummondi and cottonwoodPopulus balsamifera var. trichocarpa.
A low cost, green eco friendly, healthy natural way to deal with lice is to make a homemade liquid from soapberry which grows on the Chinaberry tree and has been used for thousands of years.
My Parisian friends do their laundry using soap nuts, the dried fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree Sapindus mukorrosi.
Other plants that may have found their way from South America to Polynesia include a subspecies of calabash, or bottle gourd, and the soapberry, a plant that can be used as a natural detergent.
The gold buyer's wife had told him to watch for a shortcut path just after a soapberry tree.
El litchi es un miembro de la familia de jaboncillo (soapberry).
Lychee is a member of the soapberry family. About the size of a large strawberry, the lychee has a rough, "bumpy" dark red skin with sweet white flesh. El litchi es un miembro de la familia de jaboncillo (soapberry). Es del tamaño de una fresa grande, tiene una piel abollada y una carne blanca y dulce.
In place of this, they use the seed or roots of the soapberry tree.
-- A small tree of the soapberry or sapindaceous family, a native of the Cape of Good Hope, where the fruit is known as the wild plum, from the pulp of which a vinous beverage and excellent vinegar are prepared, and an eatable, though slightly purgative, oil is extracted from the seeds.