Baby's breath

baby's-breath

[bey-beez-breth]
noun
a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, having lance-shaped leaves and numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers.


Origin:
1885–90; so called from its delicate odor and bloom

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baby's-breath or babies'-breath
 
n
1.  a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers
2.  any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers
 
babies'-breath or babies'-breath
 
n

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