soap plant


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soap plant

n.
1. Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Chlorogalum of western North America, having small white or purple flowers. The bulbs of several species, especially C. pomeridianum, produce a soapy lather when crushed.
2. Any of various other plants having parts used as soap.

soap′ plant`


n.
1. a California plant, Chlorogalum pomeridianum, of the lily family, the bulb of which was used by the Indians as a soap.
2. any of various other plants having parts that can be used as a soap.
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