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 (sōp′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
[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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(ˈsoʊpˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

a plant, Saponaria officinalis, of the pink family, whose leaves are used for cleansing.
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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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[ˈsəʊpˌwɜːt] nsaponaria
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In addition to medical herbs, Chang said the company has farmers grow soapwort, from which natural saponin is extracted to replace surfactants made of chemical compounds.
Every time I get a whiff of "Bouncing Bet" (aka soapwort, Saponaria officinalis) I am a little girl again sniffing one elderly neighbor's flowers--and hoping she wouldn't catch me!
It includes a herbal hand cleanser made with lightly-foaming soapwort and lavender, along with handcream and a nailbrush, plus a herbal bath soak packed with Epsom salts and balancing essential oils.
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Through his research, though, Patrick was able to identify the component responsible - a naturally occurring substance similar in effect to soapwort.
SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS L.; Soapwort, Bouncing-Bet; Old-field along RR track; Infrequent but locally common; C = 0; BSUH 18686.
The wild-flower mixture contains around 50 different species including corncockle, sweet alyssum, cornflower, California poppy, flax, borage, lemon balm, corn marigold, poppy, love-in-a-mist, soapwort, white mustard, crimson scarlet, fennel, and sorrel, among others.
The perennial herb soapwort, Saponaria officinalis, owes its prized cleansing foam to detergent-like compounds called "saponins." But soapwort isn't the only plant that produces the compounds; nor are their properties limited to removing dirt and grime.
Spotless cream ($32.75) combines soapwort, elecampane and lemon to gently clear up blemishes, and help to prevent new ones from forming.
[Naturalized medicinal plants from the viewpoint of ethnobotany: the example of butterbur, chicory, elecampane inula, horseradish, soapwort and sweet violet] Maetagused (Tartu) 36, 105-128.
I love introducing visitors to the soapwort growing at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Kentucky.