gypsophila

gypsophila

[jip-sof-uh-luh]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Gypsophila, of the pink family, native to Mediterranean regions, having small, panicled, pink or white flowers, as baby's breath.

Origin:
1765–75; < Neo-Latin < Greek gýpso(s) chalk + phíla -phile

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gypsophila (dʒɪpˈsɒfɪlə)
 
n
any caryophyllaceous plant of the mainly Eurasian genus Gypsophila, such as baby's-breath, having small white or pink flowers
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gupsos chalk + philos loving]

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