Bouncing Bet
Bouncing Boun"cing, a. 1. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom. [1913 Webster]

Many tall and bouncing young ladies. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive; big. ``A bouncing reckoning.'' --B. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Bouncing Bet} (Bot.), the common soapwort ({Saponaria officinalis}). --Harper's Mag. [1913 Webster]


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  • bouncing Bet — [bet] n. a perennial soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) with clusters of pinkish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • bouncing bet — vaistinis putoklis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Saponaria officinalis), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Saponaria officinalis angl. bouncing bet;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bouncing-bet — vaistinis putoklis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Saponaria officinalis), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Saponaria officinalis angl. bouncing bet;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Bouncing Bet — 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bouncing Bet — /bet/ soapwort. Also, bouncing Bess /bes/. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • bouncing Bet — (also bouncing Betty) noun another term for soapwort …   English new terms dictionary

  • bouncing Bet — noun plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised • Syn: ↑soapwort, ↑hedge pink, ↑bouncing Bess, ↑Saponaria officinalis • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bouncing bet — noun Usage: often capitalized 2d B Etymology: from Bet, nickname for Elizabeth Date: circa 1818 a European perennial herb (Saponaria officinalis) of the pink family that is widely naturalized in the United States and has pink or white flowers and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bouncing Bet — bounc′ing Bet′ [[t]bɛt[/t]] also bounc′ing Bess′ [[t]bɛs[/t]] n. pln sc soapwort …   From formal English to slang

  • bouncing-Bet — …   Useful english dictionary

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