dicentra(redirected from Bleeding heart (plant))
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A plant of the genus Dicentra, which includes Dutchman's breeches and certain bleeding hearts.
(Plants) any Asian or North American plant of the genus Dicentra, such as bleeding heart and Dutchman's-breeches, having finely divided leaves and ornamental clusters of drooping flowers: family Fumariaceae
[C19: New Latin, from Greek dikentros having two sharp points, from di-1 + kentron sharp point, from kentein to prick; see centre]
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|Noun||1.||Dicentra - North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Fumariaceae, Fumariaceae, fumitory family - erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman's breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn
bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabilis, lyreflower, lyre-flower - garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers