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bouncing Bet

[bet] /bɛt/
noun
1.
Also, bouncing Bess
[bes] /bɛs/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of bouncing Bet
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • bouncing-bet and her comely hearty cousins of the pink family made delightsome many a corner of our home garden.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for bouncing-bet

bouncing Bet

/bɛt/
noun
1.
another name for soapwort
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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