Definitions for soapwortˈsoʊpˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt
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a plant, Saponaria officinalis, of the pink family, whose leaves are used for cleansing.
Origin of soapwort:
soapwort, hedge pink, bouncing Bet, bouncing Bess, Saponaria officinalis(noun)
plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised
Any perennial herb of the genus Saponaria.
Origin: from the soapy matter formed when the leaves are agitated in water.
a common plant (Saponaria officinalis) of the Pink family; -- so called because its bruised leaves, when agitated in water, produce a lather like that from soap. Called also Bouncing Bet