bleeding heart: Meaning and Definition of

bleed'ing heart'

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  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Dicentra, of the fumitory family, esp. D. spectabilis, a common garden plant having long, one-sided clusters of rose or red heart-shaped flowers.
  2. a person who makes an ostentatious or excessive display of pity or concern for others.
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