gypsophila

noun
gyp·soph·i·la | \jip-ˈsä-fə-lə \

Definition of gypsophila 

: 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 : baby's breath

First Known Use of gypsophila

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gypsophila

New Latin, from Latin gypsum + New Latin -phila -phil

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