soapwort(redirected from Old maid's pink)
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See bouncing Bet.
[From its yielding a soapy substance when the leaves are bruised.]
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(Plants) a Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Saponaria officinalis, having rounded clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers and leaves that were formerly used as a soap substitute. Also called: bouncing Bet
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a plant, Saponaria officinalis, of the pink family, whose leaves are used for cleansing.
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|Noun||1.||soapwort - plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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