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soapberry

Definitions of soapberry
  1. noun
    a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin
    synonyms: soapberry tree
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    types:
    Sapindus drumondii, Sapindus marginatus, wild China tree
    deciduous tree of southwestern United States having pulpy fruit containing saponin
    China tree, Sapindus saponaria, chinaberry, false dogwood, jaboncillo
    evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
    type of:
    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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