bouncing bet


bouncing bet

noun, often capitalized 2d B \-ˈbet\

Definition of BOUNCING BET

:  a European perennial herb (Saponaria officinalis) of the pink family that is widely naturalized in the United States and has pink or white flowers and leaves which yield a detergent when bruised —called also soapwort

Origin of BOUNCING BET

from Bet, nickname for Elizabeth
First Known Use: circa 1818

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