saponaceous

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EtymologyEdit

Latin sāpō (soap) +‎ -aceous.

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AdjectiveEdit

saponaceous (comparative more saponaceous, superlative most saponaceous)

  1. Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
  2. (figuratively) Slippery; evasive. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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