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Soapwort \Soap"wort`\, n. (Bot.) A common plant ( Saponaria officinalis) of the Pink family; -- so called because its bruised leaves, when agitated in water, produce a lather like that from soap. Called also Bouncing Bet.


n. Any perennial herb of the genus (taxlink Saponaria genus noshow=1).


n. plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised [syn: hedge pink, bouncing Bet, bouncing Bess, Saponaria officinalis]

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Morgana, I want you to try out this new violet body lotion before you put it out, and I brought extra of the soapwort shampoo.