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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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|Noun||1.||Gypsophila - 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)
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