a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, having lance-shaped leaves and numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers.
a variant of baby’s-breath
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
an infant or very young child. a newborn or very young animal. the youngest member of a family, group, etc. an immature or childish person. a human fetus. Informal. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one. a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart. (sometimes initial capital letter) an […]
noun Jacques (ʒɑk) 1794–1872, French physicist, noted for his work on the diffraction of light Historical Examples babinet had tried another form of the experiment previously. The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge babinet, Études et Lectures sur les Sciences d’Observation, ii, p. 225. Man and Nature George P. Marsh More serious is one connected with […]
noun Anthony 1561–86, English conspirator, executed for organizing an unsuccessful plot (1586) to assassinate Elizabeth I and place Mary, Queen of Scots, on the English throne Historical Examples When the conversations above related took place, the babington wedding had been fixed to take place in a week’s time. John Caldigate Anthony Trollope Melville always is […]
babinski Babinski Ba·bin·ski (bə-bĭn’skē), Joseph François Felix. 1857-1932. French neurologist who described the diagnostic relevance of Babinski’s reflex. Historical Examples The insensitiveness is similarly explained by babinski, who uses a different method of examination. Spiritualism and the New Psychology Millais Culpin Irritation of the soles caused quite a typical babinski phenomenon. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis […]