Dutch·​man's-breech·​es | \ ˌdəch-mənz-ˈbri-chəz How to pronounce Dutchman's-breeches (audio) \

Definition of Dutchman's-breeches

: a spring-flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria) of the fumitory family occurring in the eastern U.S. and having finely divided leaves and cream-white double-spurred flowers

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First Known Use of Dutchman's-breeches

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Dutchman's-breeches was in 1837

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“Dutchman's-breeches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutchman%27s-breeches. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction
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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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