肥皂

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Chinese[edit]

fat; fertile; loose-fitting soap; black
trad. (肥皂)
simp. #(肥皂)

Etymology[edit]

Originally it was made from various plants similar to Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis) (皂莢皂荚 (zàojiá)), including Sapindus saponaria (肥珠子) and Gymnocladus chinensis (肥皂莢肥皂荚), which have large fruits.

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Noun[edit]

肥皂

  1. soap (Classifier: m)
  2. (obsolete) Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis, or other similar plants, pounded into pieces)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (soap):

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