capitalized : a genus of North American and Asian herbs (family Fumariaceae) with dissected leaves and irregular flowers see bleeding heart, dutchman's-breeches
plural -s : any plant of the genus Dicentra (especially D. spectabilis)

Word History


New Latin, from di- + -centra (from Greek kentron sharp point)

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“Dicentra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicentra. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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