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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial Eurasian herb (Saponaria officinalis) of the pink family, planted as an ornamental for its dense clusters of pink to whitish flowers and widely naturalized in the United States.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Bet, nickname for Elizabeth.]

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