bleeding heart love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Dicentra, especially the Old World D. spectabilis, having arching clusters of pink to red or sometimes white, heart-shaped flowers.
  • n. A person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.

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  • n. Any of various perennial plants, of the genus Dicentra, having pink heart-shaped flowers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
  • n. someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

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  • I have those lovelies in my backyard. :-)

    June 10, 2009

  • Flower.

    June 10, 2009

  • Someone with compassion or someone who is a "do-gooder."
    Often seen as "bleeding heart Liberal" in the United States.

    February 29, 2008