Definition of dicentra in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈsɛntrə/


A plant of the genus Dicentra (family Fumariaceae), especially (in gardening) a bleeding heart.
Example sentences
  • Gardener Roger Brooks will be around to talk to, there will be a plant sale including dicentras from the national collection and the 15th century church will also be open.
  • Herbaceous borders are planted with a wide variety of hostas, pelargoniums, ferns, iris, dicentras and spring bulbs.
  • I cannot get dicentras and pulmonarias to grow well.


Modern Latin, from Greek dikentros, from di- 'two' + kentron 'spur, sharp point'.

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