:a garden plant (Dicentra spectabilis) of the fumitory family with racemes of usually deep pink or white drooping heart-shaped flowers;
:any of several plants (genus Dicentra)
:a person who shows extravagant sympathy especially for an object of alleged persecution
- To question police practices in America is to plunge into a debate distorted by caricatures. Police defenders generally see critics as cop-hating bleeding hearts, while police critics often see cops as trigger-happy killers.
- —Ellis Cose