gypsophila

noun
gyp·​soph·​i·​la | \ jip-ˈsä-fə-lə How to pronounce gypsophila (audio) \

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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“Gypsophila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gypsophila. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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