bouncing bet /-ˈbɛt/
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.
1. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom.
Many tall and bouncing young ladies. --Thackeray.
2. Excessive; big. “A bouncing reckoning.”
Bouncing Bet Bot., the common soapwort (Saponaria officinalis).
n : plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and
leaves yielding a detergent when bruised [syn: soapwort,
hedge pink, bouncing Bess, Saponaria officinalis]