Origin of dicentraModern Latin from di- + Classical Greek kentron, a spur: see center
any of a genus (Dicentra) of plants of the fumitory family with deeply cut leaflets and heart-shaped flowers of white, rose, etc., as Dutchman's-breeches; bleeding heart
A plant of the genus Dicentra, which includes Dutchman's breeches and certain bleeding hearts.
Origin of dicentraNew Latin Dicentra genus name (so called from the two nectar-bearing spurs characteristic of the flowers of the genus) di- 1 Greek kentron spur ( from kentein to prick ; see kent- in Indo-European roots.)
- Thus in Dicentra and Corydalis there are six stamens in two bundles; the central one of each bundle alone is perfect, the lateral ones have each only half an anther, and are really stipules formed from the staminal leaf.