gypsophila

[ jip-sof-uh-luh ]
/ dʒɪpˈsɒf ə lə /

noun

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.

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Origin of gypsophila

1765–75; <New Latin <Greek gýpso(s) chalk + phíla-phile
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British Dictionary definitions for gypsophila

gypsophila
/ (dʒɪpˈsɒfɪlə) /

noun

any caryophyllaceous plant of the mainly Eurasian genus Gypsophila, such as baby's-breath, having small white or pink flowers

Word Origin for gypsophila

C18: New Latin, from Greek gupsos chalk + philos loving
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