soapberry tree


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Noun1.Soapberry tree - a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponinsoapberry tree - a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin
genus Sapindus, Sapindus - type genus of the Sapindaceae
Sapindus drumondii, Sapindus marginatus, wild China tree - deciduous tree of southwestern United States having pulpy fruit containing saponin
China tree, chinaberry, false dogwood, jaboncillo, Sapindus saponaria - evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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It is known in English as Desert date, Soapberry Tree and Jericho Balsam.
Soap Nuts are the pure dried fruit from the Chinese Soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorrosi).
The company offers Maggie's Soap Nuts, the dried fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree, which can be used as a natural detergent.