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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.
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.
Throughout most of the United States, one can find many soap plants occurring naturally in the wild.