sapo- or sapon-
Soap; soapy: saponaceous.
noun 1. a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit and yielding chicle. Compare sapodilla family. 2. Also called sapodilla plum. the fruit itself. noun 1. a large tropical American evergreen tree, Achras zapota, the latex of which yields chicle 2. Also called sapodilla plum. the edible brown rough-skinned fruit […]
noun 1. the plant family Sapotaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical trees and shrubs having milky juice, simple leaves, small flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry, and including the buckthorn (genus Bumelia), sapodilla, star apple, and trees that are the source of gutta-percha and balata.
adjective 1. resembling soap; soapy. adjective 1. resembling soap; soapy saponaceous sap·o·na·ceous (sāp’ə-nā’shəs) adj. Having the qualities of soap.
noun 1. See soapwort