bouncing Bess


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Noun1.bouncing Bess - plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruisedbouncing Bess - 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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This 18th century mill at Rowington, Warwickshire, used to be known as Bouncing Bess.
They were known by such colourful names as Grinning Jenny, Tom O'The Wood and Bouncing Bess.
Only the latter, Bouncing Bess in Rowington Green, now remains.