Definition of Gypsophila

1. Noun. Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers.




Definition of Gypsophila

1. Noun. Any of many flowering plants, of the genus ''Gypsophila'', that have a profusion of small pink or white flowers ¹

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Definition of Gypsophila

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gypsophila

gypse
gypseian
gypseous
gypsey
gypseys
gypsie
gypsie's kiss
gypsie's kisses
gypsied
gypsiferous
gypsiologist
gypsiologists
gypsiology
gypsography
gypsophila
gypsophilas
gypsophyte
gypsophytes
gypsoplast
gypsoplasts
gypstack
gypster
gypsters
gypsum
gypsum board
gypsumlike
gypsums
gypsy

Literary usage of Gypsophila

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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"Gypsophila CERASTOIDES (Cerastium-like) grows to a height of 3^ feet, with erect stems. The leaves are velvety and fringed at the edges ; those from the ..."

2. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"A chalky soil is most suitable to them, and hence the name of the genus, Gypsophila, signifying chalk-lover. The species are generally propagated by seeds, ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"BM 576. disticha. Ker. Differs from the last in having the perianth-tube distinctly exserted from the spathe. LHB BABY'S BREATH. See Gypsophila. ..."

4. Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working by Gertrude Jekyll (1904)
"... —Carnations—Gypsophila —Lilium giganteum—Cutting fern-pegs. AFTER the wealth of bloom of June, there appear to be but few flowers in the garden; ..."

5. The Wild Garden by Robinson, William, F. L. S., F.L.S. William Robinson, W. Robinson (1870)
"Gypsophila altissima. Siberia. Herbaceous perennial; 3 to 5 feet; ... Gypsophila paniculata. Siberia. Herbaceous perennial; 2 to 4 feet; white; ..."

6. The Ladies Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"Their flowers are generally small but pretty, and the plants themselves are quite hardy and of easy culture. l.—Gypsophila VISCOSA, Murr. ..."

7. Pot-pourri from a Surrey Garden by Maria Theresa Earle (1897)
"Mrs. Sinkins Pink and Gypsophila elegans. Gypsophila and pink Shirley Poppies. Yellow Snapdragons and Gypsophila; this was pretty and uncommon. ..."

8. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Upright Gypsophila. Nat. of Siberia. Cult. 1739, by Mr. Ph. Miller. ... Woolly Gypsophila. Nat. of Spain and the Levant. Cult. 1732, by James Sherard, ..."

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