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Any of various plants of the genus Gypsophila in the pink family, having small white or pink flowers and including baby's breath.

[New Latin Gypsophila, genus name : Greek gupsos, chalk; see gypsum + Greek philos, loving; see -phile.]
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(Plants) 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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gypsophila - Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowersGypsophila - Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
babies'-breath, baby's breath, Gypsophila paniculata - tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers
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Princess Charlotte accessorized her outfit with white tights and a lovely flower crown made from gypsophila. See some throwback photos of the little royal's flower girl look below!
Standing at eight feet tall, and made up of around 2,000 flowers, including pink and red roses and Gypsophila, the archway makes a picture perfect backdrop for passers-by.
Gypsophila or Baby's Breath is a classic wedding bouquet flower with its delightful sprays of dainty flowers and can also be sown outdoors now.
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