a period of increase in the birthrate, smaller than a baby boom, as in the U.S. during the 1980s and 1990s.
- Baby boom
a period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II. Contemporary Examples So far the baby boom had only a mild, Playboy cartoon-caption case of the ironic. P.J. O’Rourke on Grabbing the Keys to Happiness P. J. O’Rourke January 23, 2014 Full disclosure: As someone born in 1963, […]
a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, having lance-shaped leaves and numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers. noun a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers
- Baby broccoli
noun (sometimes cap) another name for Broccolini
- Baby broker
noun an adoption service, esp on the internet Contemporary Examples Jeanette visits her gynecologist, whom Albert recognizes as a baby broker exposed on 60 Minutes. The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career Paul Slansky April 12, 2014