bleeding-heart love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In England, a name of the wall-flower, Cheiranthus Cheiri.
  • noun A common name of some species of Dicentra, especially D. spectabilis from China, from the shape of the flowers.
  • noun A name sometimes applied to cultivated forms of Colocasia with colored leaves.
  • noun Same as coral-creeper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several species of bird in the genus Gallicolumba of the pigeon family, native to the Philippines, characterised by a red patch on the plumage of the breast.
  • noun A person considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.
  • adjective Considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.

Etymologies

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From bleeding + heart

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