Definition of bouncing bet
: a European perennial herb (Saponaria officinalis) of the pink family that is widely naturalized in the U.S. 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 1818See Words from the same year
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