Bleeding-heart definition

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.
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A person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.
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Any of several dicentras, esp. a common garden perennial (Dicentra spectabilis) with racemes of drooping, deep-pink, heart-shaped flowers.
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A person regarded as too sentimental or too liberal in dealing with social problems.
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Any of various perennial plants, of the family Papaveraceae, subfamily Fumarioideae, often having pink heart-shaped flowers, including:
  • Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly Dicentra spectabilis), a popular garden plant with arching sprays of pendent red and white (pure white) flowers.
  • Dicentra, a genus native to eastern Asia and North America.
  • Ehrendorferia, a genus native to California.
  • Dactylicapnos, a genus native to Himalayas and mountainous areas of South China, Burma and Vietnam.
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Flowering shrubs, lianas, or small trees of the mint family Lamiaceae, in the genus Clerodendrum.
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The bleeding heart tree, Omalanthus populifolius, an Australian rainforest plant.
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A person considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged, exploited, helpless, or to casualties of circumstance.
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Any of several species of bird in the genus Gallicolumba of the pigeon family, native to the Philippines, characterised by a red patch on the plumage of the breast.
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A person considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.
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Considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bleeding-heart
Plural:
bleeding-hearts

Origin of bleeding-heart