soap·wort /-ˌwɝt, ˌwɔrt/
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 : plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and
leaves yielding a detergent when bruised [syn: hedge
pink, bouncing Bet, bouncing Bess, Saponaria