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 for Saponaceous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saponaceous \Sap`o*na"ceous\, a. [L. sapo, -onis, soap, of
     Teutonic origin, and akin to E. soap. See Soap.]
     Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Saponaceous bodies are compounds of an acid and a base,
           and are in reality a kind of salt.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: resembling or having the qualities of soap; "a soapy
             consistency" [syn: saponaceous, soapy]

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