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1. (Plants) a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers
2. (Plants) any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers
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or ba′bies'-breath`

a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family.
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Some of the robes were exquisitely displayed on elegantly posed mannequins in a secrets garden perfumed by tiny flowers, from baby's-breath to dainty white daisies.
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