from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Gypsophila, having small white or pink flowers, such as baby's breath.
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- n. Any of many flowering plants, of the genus Gypsophila, that have a profusion of small pink or white flowers
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Caryophyllaceæ, allied to the pinks (Dianthus), of about 50 species, chiefly of the Mediterranean region.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers
New Latin Gypsophila, genus name : Greek gupsos, chalk; see gypsum + Greek philos, loving; see -phile.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)