Definition of soapwort in English:

soapwort

Syllabification: soap·wort
Pronunciation: /ˈsōpwərt, -ˌwôrt
 
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noun

  • A plant of the pink family, with fragrant pink or white flowers and leaves that were formerly used to make soap.
    • Saponaria officinalis, family Caryophyllaceae
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    • I had wormwood, soapwort, dill, yarrow, tarragon, chives, rosemary, lavender, angelica, many kinds of basil and thymes.
    • The herb soapwort is excellent for this purpose.
    • Among ornamental plants, slugs and snails avoid foxgloves, many species in the daisy family, lavateras, hollyhocks, azaleas, Euphorbia, perennial Geraniums, mulleins and Stachys lanata, soapwort, lungwort and hibiscus.

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