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. It ceased operations PoWs before being converted into a house many years later.
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.