variants: or less commonly baby tears

Definition of baby's tears

: a prostrate or creeping sparsely hairy Corsican herb (Soleirolia soleirolii synonym Helxine soleirolii) of the family Urticaceae often grown especially as a house plant for its mosslike small round short-stalked leaves

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First Known Use of baby's tears

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Baby's tears.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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