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bouncing Bet

[bet] /bɛt/
noun
1.
Also, bouncing Bess
[bes] /bɛs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of bouncing Bet
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples from the Web for bouncing Bet
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  • bouncing Bet is too cheerful and rollicking a wanderer to awaken sentiment.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • The plant commonly called Soapwort or bouncing Bet also bears other popular names, many of which are purely local.

  • It was common wayside "bouncing Bet," but the Harvester called it "soapwort."

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • Bees boomed about the ragged tufts of clover and bouncing Bet that fringed the side yard.

    Judith of the Cumberlands Alice MacGowan
British Dictionary definitions for bouncing Bet

bouncing Bet

/bɛt/
noun
1.
another name for soapwort
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