baby's breath

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 — n. any of a genus (Gypsophila) of the pink family, having small, delicate, white or pink flowers …   English World dictionary

  • baby’s breath — grakščioji guboja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gypsophila elegans), paplitęs pietryčių Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gypsophila elegans angl. annual baby s breath; baby’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • baby’s breath — muilinė guboja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Gypsophila paniculata), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gypsophila paniculata angl. baby’s breath; tall gypsophila vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • baby’s breath — guboja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių (Caryophyllaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Gypsophila). atitikmenys: lot. Gypsophila angl. baby’s breath; chalk plant; gypsophila vok. Gipskraut; Schleierkraut rus. гипсолюбка; качим lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • baby's-breath — ba′by s breath or babies breath n. pln a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — /ˌbeɪbiz ˈbrɛθ/ (say .baybeez breth) noun 1. a tall herb, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, bearing numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers, much used in floral arrangements. 2. any of certain other plants with small, fragrant… …   Australian English dictionary

  • baby's breath — noun tall plant with small lance shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers • Syn: ↑babies breath, ↑Gypsophila paniculata • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Gypsophila, ↑genus Gypsophila …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   Useful english dictionary

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