bouncing bet

noun \-ˈbet\
variants: or

bouncing Bet

Definition of bouncing bet

  1. :  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 1818

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