baby's breath


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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Recent Examples on the Web Look for blue cornflowers, white baby's breath, pink cosmos, blue love-in-a-mist, and lavender catchfly. Charlotte Germane, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2022 This brings back a memory of Nurse Fiona, who has finger-print bruises on her arm, and a boyfriend who brings her a bouquet of carnations and baby's breath, which everyone knows is the worst bouquet. Sara Netzley,, 15 Oct. 2021 The baby's breath is just an accent to the massive bouquet of sunflowers atop Chase's casket. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Apr. 2021 The clubs created a bingo template for participants with a variety of invasive species to search for in their area, from baby's breath to garlic mustard. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, 7 Apr. 2020 Paper cones filled with dried baby's breath and gold ribbons hang on branches of one of the seven Christmas trees provided by Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in New Jersey. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2019 The Look: Solange celebrates her natural texture—with the help of a few baby's breath buds—for her big day. 4. Vogue, 26 Apr. 2019 There are lilies and roses, mums, daisies, baby's breath. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, 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,, 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of baby's breath

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Baby's breath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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