Dicentra

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dicentra North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prop. n Dicentra (Bot) A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart Dicentra spectabilis).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dicentra dī-sen′tra a genus of plants including the flower Bleeding-heart (D. spectabilis)
    • Dicentra Also Diel′ytra
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. di- = di`s- twice + ke`ntron spur

Usage

In literature:

Please look carefully at the enclosed specimen of Dicentra thalictriformis, and throw away.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Dicentra spectabilis, showing punctures.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
Dicentra, better known as "Bleeding Heart," because of its pendulous, heart-shaped flowers, is a most lovely early bloomer.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
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
DIELY'TRA, or DICENTRA, a genus of plants, of the nat.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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