gypsophila

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English[edit]

Gypsophila repens
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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

gypsophila (plural gypsophilas)

  1. Any of the many flowering plants of the genus Gypsophila, that have a profusion of small pink or white flowers.
    • 1999, Hanneke Van Dijk, Encyclopedia of Border Plants[1], page 151:
      There are annual and perennial gypsophilas.
    • 2001, David Michener, Nan Sinton (editors), Taylor's Guide to Ground Covers, page 243,
      Gypsophilas are closely related to pinks and carnations.
    • 2004, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, A Garden for Life[2], page 75:
      Gypsophilas are easily grown from seeds.

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