Gypsophila meaning

jĭp-sŏf'ə-lə
Any of various plants of the genus Gypsophila in the pink family, having small white or pink flowers and including baby's breath.
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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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Any of the many flowering plants of the genus Gypsophila, that have a profusion of small pink or white flowers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Caryophyllaceae — baby's breath and related plants.
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Origin of gypsophila

  • New Latin Gypsophila genus name Greek gupsos chalk gypsum Greek philos loving –phile
    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.
    From Wiktionary