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soap plant

Any plant that produces a lather that can be used for cleansing. Examples include the California soap plant, the soapberry, and the soapwort. My mom makes all-natural soap out of soap plants.
See also: plant, soap
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Facilities: toilets, faucets, locks doors, soap plants. A penalty will be provided by the service provider (details on operating procedures in the technical specifications issued to successful candidates).
The industrial soap plants that your reporter mentioned in Aba were established during the first republic.
Soap plants are quite a bit different from the "old-fashioned" soap that grandma used to make on the farm--those hard bars of soap that we associate with the pioneer days.