Definition of dicentra in US English:

dicentra

noun

  • A plant of the genus Dicentra (family Fumariaceae), especially (in gardening) a bleeding heart.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is also a prime time to plant shade-loving perennials such as colorful columbines and dicentras, with their unusual bleeding-heart-shaped flowers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Plants like astilbes, dicentras and bergenias, which need no staking, spread relatively slowly and are easy to pull up when necessary are ideal.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

dicentra

/dīˈsentrə/