[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-).


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