soapberry family


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Noun1.soapberry family - chiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Sapindales, Sapindales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
Dodonaea, genus Dodonaea - a genus of tropical shrub or tree
genus Sapindus, Sapindus - type genus of the Sapindaceae
Blighia, genus Blighia - small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripe
Cardiospermum, genus Cardiospermum - tendril-climbing herbs or shrubs whose seeds have a white heart-shaped spot
genus Harpullia - genus of tropical Asiatic and African trees
genus Litchi - Chinese trees
genus Melicocca, genus Melicoccus, Melicocca, Melicoccus - tropical American trees and shrubs bearing berries
genus Nephelium, Nephelium - a genus of dicotyledonous trees of the family Sapindaceae that are native to Asia and Australia
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Heavy ingestion of the immature aril (fruit) of ackee (Blighia sapida) or other members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), including lychee (Litchi sinensis), rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), and longan (Dimocarpus longan), by an undernourished child with low glycogen/glucose stores probably has the potential to result in toxic hypoglycemic syndrome.