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baby's-breath

ba·by's-breath
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bey-beez-breth]
    • /ˈbeɪ bizˌbrɛθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bey-beez-breth]
    • /ˈbeɪ bizˌbrɛθ/

Definitions of baby's-breath word

  • noun baby's-breath a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers 3
  • noun baby's-breath any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers 3
  • noun baby's-breath any of a genus (Gypsophila) of the pink family, having small, delicate, white or pink flowers 3
  • noun baby's-breath a tall plant, Gypsophila paniculata, of the pink family, having lance-shaped leaves and numerous small, fragrant, white or pink flowers. 1

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Origin of baby's-breath

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; so called from its delicate odor and bloom

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Parts of speech for Baby's-breath

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baby's-breath popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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