Etymology
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gypsophila (n.)

genus of the pink family, 1771, from Modern Latin (Linnaeus), from Greek gypsos "chalk, gypsum" (see gypsum) + philein "to love" (see philo-).

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Definitions of gypsophila

Gypsophila (n.)
Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers;
Synonyms: genus Gypsophila
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