Definitions for soapwortˈsoʊpˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

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  1. soapwort(Noun)

    Any perennial herb of the genus Saponaria.

  2. Origin: from the soapy matter formed when the leaves are agitated in water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soapwort(noun)

    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


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