genus Saponaria

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Noun1.genus Saponaria - mostly perennial Old World herbsgenus Saponaria - mostly perennial Old World herbs  
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
bouncing Bess, bouncing Bet, hedge pink, Saponaria officinalis, soapwort - plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised
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