Also bouncing Bess [bes] /bɛs/.
Origin of bouncing Bet
First recorded in 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
- another name for soapwort