Any of various plants of the genus Gypsophila in the pink family, having small white or pink flowers and including baby's breath.
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.
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Origin of gypsophila
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek γύψος (gupsos, “gypsum”) + φίλος (philos, “beloved”), referring to the gypsum-rich soils in which some species grow.