Definition of Bouncing Bet
1. Noun. Plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Saponaria, Saponaria
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Literary usage of Bouncing Bet
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1. Days and Deeds: A Book of Verse for Children's Reading and Speaking by Elizabeth Shepard Butler Stevenson (1906)
"RAGGED ROBIN AND bouncing Bet By the roadside, rain or shine, You'll find two jolly good friends of mine; Sturdier comrades never were yet— Ragged Robin and ..."
2. Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1895)
"bouncing Bet. bouncing Bet bouncing Bet, or Soapwort. comes to us Saponaria from Europe; she is a cultivated rather than a wild character. ..."
3. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"... when it was discovered that no fence could limit their activities or check their advance, they were discarded; and now as va- bouncing Bet. ..."
4. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"bouncing Bet. SOAPWORT. Saponaria officinali!. Pink Family. Stem. ... bouncing Bet is of a sociable turn and is seldom found far from civilization, ..."