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baby's-tears

or ba·by-tears

[ bey-beez-teerz ]
/ ˈbeɪ bizˌtɪərz /
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noun, plural ba·by's-tears.(used with a singular or plural verb)

a mosslike plant, Soleirolia (or Helxine) soleirolii, of the nettle family, native to Corsica and Sardinia, having small, roundish leaves and minute flowers.

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