from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Gypsophila, such as G. paniculata, having numerous small, white flowers in profusely branched panicles. It is especially popular in flower arrangements and bouquets.
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- n. A genus, Gypsophila, of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to Europe, Asia and north Africa.
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- n. tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers
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All of us, even our calico wonder, were wearing wreaths around our heads, woven with white roses and red carnations, interspersed with baby's breath and soft fern fronds.