baby's breath


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ba·by's breath

(bā′bēz)
n.
Any of several plants of the genus Gypsophila native to Eurasia, especially G. paniculata, having numerous small, white flowers in profusely branched panicles and often used in flower arrangements.
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Noun1.baby's breath - tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowersbaby's breath - tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gypsophila, Gypsophila - Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers
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My sister's husband's nephew's wife's cat sucked their baby's breath, and the poor innocent was all but gone when they found it.
They were no sooner audible, than Mrs Kenwigs, opining that a strange cat had come in, and sucked the baby's breath while the girl was asleep, made for the door, wringing her hands, and shrieking dismally; to the great consternation and confusion of the company.
If you can't feel your baby's breath, you need to call 999 and start CPR straight away.
The dining room table served as the focal point, with a centerpiece created of Maggie's rocking horse surrounded by white roses, hydrangeas, and baby's breath.
Gypsophila or Baby's Breath is widely used as a cut flower in bouquets to provide an airy contrast to more solid flowers and can perform a similar function in your borders by creating soft clouds of thousands of tiny white flowers.
Against clavicle-like baby's breath among the tiger
More commonly known as Baby's Breath, its beauty is pure, simple and delicate.
Flowers that can be used includes red roses, white lilies, chrysanthemums, anthuriums, carnations, dendrobium orchids, with fine asparagus fern leaves, kamuning or baby's breath for greenery.
Believe it or not, baby's breath is native to Russia, and that's where one of my favorite musical pieces comes from.
We still search for them, still believe they will come back to us smelling of burnt peaches and baby's breath, fresh and dewy-eyed, unharmed and happy, we still pray they will come to us in the night.
Annie Hayes, owner of Annie's Annuals and Perennials, introduced her to Minoan lace, which looks like Queen Anne's lace but isn't invasive and substitutes nicely for baby's breath.
The corsage was baby's breath, white roses, and red, white and blue ribbons.