Dutchman's breeches


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dutchman's breeches delicate spring-flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spurs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dutchman's breeches (Bot) a delicate perennial spring-flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria) of eastern U.S., having peculiar double-spurred white flowers. See Illust. of Dicentra
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In literature:

My violets, spring beauties, anemones, and dutchman's breeches here are always two weeks ahead of those in the woods.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
Here the Dutchman's-breeches grew in rich clumps.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
If that Little Stature finds any Dutchman's breeches, she that's so scared of us men!
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
Lessons similar to that on the trillium may be based on adder's tongue, Indian turnip, Dutchman's breeches, violet, and clover.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
DICENTRA includes the Bleeding Heart; also the native little Dutchman's Breeches and Squirrel Corn, and a few other species.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
She's very busy cutting out Dutchman's Breeches.
"A Round Dozen" by Susan Coolidge