Definition of Soaproot

1. n. A perennial herb (Gypsophila Struthium) the root of which is used in Spain as a substitute for soap.



Definition of Soaproot

1. Noun. A perennial herb (''Gypsophila struthium'') whose root was formerly used as a substitute for soap. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soaproot

1. any plant whose root can be used for soap [n -S]

Medical Definition of Soaproot

1. A perennial herb (Gypsophila Struthium) the root of which is used in Spain as a substitute for soap. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soaproot

soapies
soapiest
soapily
soapiness
soapinesses
soaping
soapings
soapland
soaplands
soapless
soaplessly
soaplessness
soaplike
soapmaking
soaprock
soaproot (current term)
soaproots
soaps
soapstar
soapstock
soapstocks
soapstone
soapstones
soapsuds
soapsuds enema
soapsudsy
soapweed
soapwood
soapwoods
soapwort

Literary usage of Soaproot

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1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"... an allied genus, are called soaproot, and contain much saponin. Thus the Egyptian soaproot ... and the Spanish soaproot or jabonera ..."

2. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... an allied genus, are called soaproot, and contain much saponin. Thus the Egyptian soaproot ... and the Spanish soaproot or jabonera ..."

3. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"516) states that the active principle of white soaproot is sapotoxin (see Quillaja); that of red soaproot is ..."

4. The Century Book of Facts: A Handbook of Ready Reference, Embracing History edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1906)
"Soaps, Natural— From time immemorial the Egyptian soaproot and the Spanish soaproot have been employed for washing in Southern Europe and Egypt, and are, ..."

5. The Century Book of Facts: A Handbook of Ready Reference, Embracing History edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1906)
"From time immemorial the Egyptian soaproot and the Spanish soaproot have been employed for washing in Southern Europe and Egypt, and are, to some extent, ..."

6. The Century Book of Facts: A Handbook of Ready Reference, Embracing History edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1905)
"From time immemorial the Egyptian soaproot and the Spanish soaproot have been employed for washing in Southern Europe and Egypt, and are, to some extent, ..."

7. A Mission Record of the California Indians: From a Manuscript in the by Alfred Louis Kroeber, José Francisco de Paula Señán, Vicente Francisco Sarría (1910)
"... brushes of mescal fibre.21 The Serrano at San Manuel use the soaproot brush, ... not to use a form of soaproot brush, are the Porno and southern Wintun, ..."

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