baby's breath

noun

Definition of baby's breath 

: any of a large genus (Gypsophila) of Old World herbs of the pink family having loosely branching clusters of numerous small, delicate, usually white or pink flowers especially : a perennial herb (Gypsophila paniculata) or an annual herb (G. elegans) commonly used in floral arrangements

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There are lilies and roses, mums, daisies, baby's breath. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Mother of 3-year-old slain in mass stabbing wants justice for daughter: "She is gone."," 3 July 2018 The princesses accessorized their ensembles with a wreath of baby's breath and carried a kissing ball of pink roses . Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority introduces its debutantes at 2018 cotillion," 5 Apr. 2018 In contrast to the oversized arrangements, Pippa carried a relatively small bouquet of white flowers and greenery, but our favorite flower moment of the day would have to be the bride's use of baby's breath. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "See Pippa Middleton's Gorgeous Wedding Flowers," 22 May 2017 The Look: Solange celebrates her natural texture—with the help of a few baby's breath buds—for her big day. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 6 Feb. 2018

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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