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bouncing bet

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noun, often capitalized 2d B \-ˈbet\

Definition of bouncing bet

  1. :  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 and Etymology of bouncing bet

from Bet, nickname for Elizabeth


First Known Use: circa 1818


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