noun di·cen·tra \dīˈsen‧trə\

Definition of dicentra

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of North American and Asian herbs (family Fumariaceae) with dissected leaves and irregular flowers — see bleeding heart, dutchman's-breeches

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Dicentra (especially D. spectabilis)

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Origin and Etymology of dicentra

New Latin, from di- + -centra (from Greek kentron sharp point) — more at center

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