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gyp·soph·i·la

 (jĭp-sŏf′ə-lə)
n.
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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gypsophila

(dʒɪpˈsɒfɪlə)
n
(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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