American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plant of the genus Dicentra, which includes the bleeding heart and Dutchman's breeches.
- New Latin Dicentra, genus name : di-1 + Greek kentron, point (from kentein, to prick; see kent- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The spectabalis may go dormant in the heat of summer, although some dicentra will hold their foliage.”
“This HUGE bed of old-fashioned bleeding hearts (dicentra spectabalis) must have popped up overnight – the bed isabout7 feet long by3 feet wide.”
“I did not realise that dicentra formosa would bloom for such a long period.”
“The dicentra normally has one or two blooms sporadically all season, this is highly unusual.”
“I think the dicentra likes the cold, we can hardly grow spectabilis.”
“The latter strikes me as more fruitful given the proportion of the population that has passed through said institutions over the past forty years and have noted the reality that dicentra highlights, though many were more sympathetic to it at the time than dicentra.”
“But thanks for the willful misreading of my intent (without asking for clarification), for accusing me of nativism, and of assuming that I use the category “real Americans” in the “No True Scotsman” vein.dicentra(Quote)”
“Does anyone besides me wonder if dicentra acquired his conspicuous humility by not finishing his dissertation?”
“The everblooming bleeding hearts, dicentra eximia, are just beginning.”
“‘Firewitch’ line the stone steps and a self sown dicentra exima, fern leaf bleeding heart, beckons the reader into the world of flowers.”
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