- a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, having lance-shaped leaves and numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers.
Origin of baby's-breath
First recorded in 1885–90; so called from its delicate odor and bloom
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- 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
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