baby's breath
noun Date: circa 1890 gypsophila; especially a perennial herb (Gypsophila paniculata) or an annual herb (G. elegans) commonly used in floral arrangements

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  • baby's breath — n. any of a genus (Gypsophila) of the pink family, having small, delicate, white or pink flowers * * * Either of two species of herbaceous plants of the genus Gypsophila (pink family), having profuse small blossoms. Both G. elegans, an annual,… …   Universalium

  • baby's breath — noun uncount a type of plant with many small white flowers that is often used for decoration with other flowers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • baby's-breath — /bay beez breth /, n. a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, having lance shaped leaves and numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers. Also, babies breath. [1885 90; so called from its delicate odor and bloom] * * * …   Universalium

  • baby's breath — noun A genus, Gypsophila, of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to Europe, Asia and north Africa …   Wiktionary

  • baby's breath — noun a herbaceous plant of delicate appearance which bears tiny scented pink or white flowers. [Gypsophila paniculata.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • baby — {{11}}baby (n.) late 14c., babi, dim. of baban (see BABE (Cf. babe) + Y (Cf. y) (3)). Meaning childish adult person is from c.1600. Meaning youngest of a group is from 1897. As a term of endearment for one s lover it is attested perhaps as early… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • baby'sbreath — ba·by s breath (bāʹbēz) n. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Gypsophila, such as G. paniculata, having numerous small, white flowers in profusely branched panicles. It is especially popular in flower arrangements and bouquets. * * * …   Universalium

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