soapwort

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soap·wort

 (sōp′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
[From its yielding a soapy substance when the leaves are bruised.]
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soapwort

(ˈsəʊpˌwɜːt)
n
(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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soap•wort

(ˈsoʊpˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
a plant, Saponaria officinalis, of the pink family, whose leaves are used for cleansing.
[1540–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soapwort - plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruisedsoapwort - 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
genus Saponaria, Saponaria - mostly perennial Old World herbs
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Translations

soapwort

[ˈsəʊpˌwɜːt] nsaponaria
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