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EtymologyEdit

soap +‎ berry: the fleshy part of the fruit was used in washing linen.

NounEdit

soapberry (plural soapberries)

  1. Any woody plant of the genus Sapindus, which is eponymous of the Sapindaceae family
    Most soapberries are tropical.
  2. The fruit of such a plant, especially of the tree Sapindus saponaria.
    Soapberries are rich enough in saponin to be used as soap substitute, hence their name.

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