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baby's breath,

name for a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae (pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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 family) and for several other flowers, e.g., white bedstraw of the family Rubiaceae (maddermadder,
common name for the Rubiaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, and herbs, especially abundant in N South America. The family is important economically for several tropical crops, e.g., coffee, quinine, and ipecac, and for many ornamentals, e.g.
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 family) and grape hyacinth of the family Liliaceae (lilylily,
common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions.
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 family). The pink and madder families are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, orders Caryophyllales and Rubiales, respectively. The lily family is classified in the class Liliopsida, order Liliales.
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Of utter simplicity and formality is Tessie's compositional construction, which some critical quarters may even scorn as repetitive and formulaic: an undeviating image of a table top, artfully draped with flowing folds of calado, the lacy native embroidered fabric, surmounted by a feast of flowers ranging invariably from daisies, lilies, amaryllis, carnations, to milfores, roses and gentle sprigs of baby's breath, all accented or anchored in place by the presence of an Oriental plate or pottery.
The guest book table featured childhood pictures of the couple, as well as silver baby cups filled with baby's breath.
The guests left with wreaths made of baby's breath in their hair.
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