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Sapindus

sapindus

(Science: botany) A genus of tropical and subtropical trees with pinnate leaves and panicled flowers. The fruits of some species are used instead of soap, and their round black seeds are made into necklaces.

Origin: NL, fr. L. Sapo soap _ Indicus Indian.


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