sugar soap

/ˈʃʊgə soʊp/ (say 'shooguh sohp)

a substance with the appearance of brown sugar, which when dissolved in water gives an alkaline solution; used for cleaning surfaces to be painted.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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