soapwort

noun
soap·​wort | \ ˈsōp-ˌwərt How to pronounce soapwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

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Recent Examples on the Web Originally named after their presence in the roots of the soapwort plant (Saponaria), saponins can dissolve in water to create a frothy broth. Wired, 14 July 2022 Trim bupleurum, white soapwort, blush Butterfly ranunculus, coral snapdragons, Colibri poppies, and pink ranunculus, varying the stem lengths and stripping off the lower leaves. Katie Strasberg Rousso, Southern Living, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of soapwort

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soapwort was circa 1548

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“Soapwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soapwort. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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