[jip-sof-uh-luh] /dʒɪpˈsɒf ə lə/
any plant belonging to the genus Gypsophila, of the pink family, native to Mediterranean regions, having small, panicled, pink or white flowers, as baby’s breath.
any caryophyllaceous plant of the mainly Eurasian genus Gypsophila, such as baby’s-breath, having small white or pink flowers
genus of the pink family, 1771, Modern Latin, from Greek gypsos “chalk, gypsum” (see gypsum) + philein “to love” (see philo-).
[jip-suh-fahyl] /ˈdʒɪp səˌfaɪl/ noun 1. any plant living or thriving in soil containing gypsum.
[jip-ster] /ˈdʒɪp stər/ noun 1. 1 (def 3).
[jip-suh m] /ˈdʒɪp səm/ noun 1. a very common mineral, hydrated calcium sulfate, CaSO 4 ⋅2H 2 O, occurring in crystals and in masses, soft enough to be scratched by the fingernail: used to make plaster of Paris, as an ornamental material, as a fertilizer, etc. /ˈdʒɪpsəm/ noun 1. a colourless or white mineral sometimes […]
noun 1. wallboard composed primarily of gypsum and often used as sheathing.