any of a genus (Gypsophila) of plants of the pink family, bearing clusters of small white or pink flowers with a delicate fragrance; baby's breath
Origin of gypsophilaModL: see gypsum and -phil
Any of various plants of the genus Gypsophila in the pink family, having small white or pink flowers and including baby's breath.
Origin of gypsophilaNew Latin Gypsophila genus name Greek gupsos chalk ; see gypsum . Greek philos loving ; see -phile .
- Any of the many flowering plants of the genus Gypsophila, that have a profusion of small pink or white flowers.
From Ancient Greek γύψος (gupsos, “gypsum”) + φίλος (philos, “beloved”), referring to the gypsum-rich soils in which some species grow.