noun plural but singular or plural in construction\ˌdəch-mənz-ˈbrich-əz\(Medical Dictionary)
Medical Definition of DUTCHMAN'S–BREECHES
: a delicate spring-flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria of the family Fumariaceae) that occurs in the eastern United States and has tubers that are a source of corydalis
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Dutchman's-breeches (Dicentra cucullaria).—John H. Gerard
Plant (Dicentra cucullaria) of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) named for its sprays of tremulous, yellow-tipped white flowers that fancifully resemble the wide-legged, traditional pantaloons worn by Dutch men. The plant is native throughout eastern and midwestern North America, usually in open woodlands. The gray-green foliage grows from white underground tubers and is not as tall as the flowering stalk, which also springs directly from the ground.