Soap-plant

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Soap-plant a plant the bulb of which makes a thick lather when rubbed on clothes, and is used as soap
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sápe; Dut. zeep, Ger. seife.

Usage

In literature:

Another variety of yucca is the amole, or soap plant.
"Arizona Sketches" by Joseph A. Munk
Use soap for cleaning trees planted in your orchard.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 286" by Various
The leaves of S. Officinalis, or Soap Plant, if stirred in water form a lather strong enough to remove grease spots.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
A solution made from carbolic soap and water is excellent with which to water the soil about the plants.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
There are also some soap barks and pods of native plants used in China.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Fumigation will settle the former; for the latter, dip the plants in a solution of tobacco-water and soft soap.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Every homestead had its own potash plant and soap factory.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
One of them is called the soap plant.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11" by Various
Any good soap is effective in destroying soft bodied insects such as plant lice.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
It is made from the ash of plants, which gives it a mildness not approached by even the most expensive soaps obtainable.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
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In news:

It affects twice as many women as men, and common causes include plants, metal, rubber, latex, cosmetics, fragrances, fabrics, solvents, cleaning agents, soaps, shampoos, foods, preservatives, food coloring, and adhesives.
Ecover's soap is biodegradable, and their bottles are made from plant-based plastics.
Soap is formed when an acid, derived from the fats and oils of plants and animals, is combined with an alkali.
Police arrested David Bronner of Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps outside the White House Monday after he locked himself and several hemp plants inside a cage.
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