bleeding heart

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bleeding heart

n.
1. Any of various perennial herbs of the genera Dicentra and Lamprocapnos, especially L. spectabilis, widely cultivated for its arching clusters of pink to red or white heart-shaped flowers.
2. A person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.

bleed′ing-heart′ adj.

bleeding heart

n
1. (Plants) any of several plants of the genus Dicentra, esp the widely cultivated Japanese species D. spectabilis, which has finely divided leaves and heart-shaped nodding pink flowers: family Fumariaceae
2. informal
a. a person who is excessively softhearted
b. (as modifier): a bleeding-heart liberal.

bleed′ing heart′


n.
1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Dicentra, of the fumitory family, esp. D. spectabilis, having long clusters of rose or red heart-shaped flowers.
2. a person who makes an ostentatious display of pity or concern for others.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bleeding heart - garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowersbleeding heart - garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
Dicentra, genus Dicentra - North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.bleeding heart - someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged
well-wisher, sympathiser, sympathizer - someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
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bleeding heart

n (pej: = person) → Sensibelchen nt (inf)