Definition of Dicentra

1. Noun. North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers.




Definition of Dicentra

1. n. A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (D. spectabilis).

Definition of Dicentra

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dicentra

1. A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (D. Spectabilis). [Corruptly written dielytra. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. = twice + spur. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicentra

dications
dice
dice box
dice cup
dice run
dice runs
dice snake
dice snakes
dice with death
dicebox
diceboxes
diced
diceless
dicelike
dicelous
dicentra (current term)
dicentras
dicentric
dicentric chromosome
dicentrics
dicephalous
dicephalus
dicephalus diauchenos
dicephalus dipus dibrachius
dicephalus dipus tetrabrachius
dicephalus dipus tribrachius
dicephalus dipygus
dicephalus monauchenos
dicer
dicers

Literary usage of Dicentra

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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"dicentra The flowers are from 1 to 2 inches across, and appear in April and May. ... Genus dicentra dicentra (Greek, dis, two, and kentron, a spur or goad). ..."

2. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1891)
"The spring meadow saffron (Bulbocodium vernum) is perhaps the earliest-flowering hardy bulb, and bears purple BLEEDING HEART. (dicentra ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1902)
"Investigations on the alkaloid of the related dicentra canadensis are also being carried on. School of Pharmacy, Unii*. of ]Vis. THE PRESENCE OF ARSENIC IN ..."

4. Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and edited by Charles Mason Hovey (1852)
"May and June, are now before us; one ornamented with a ^colored lithograph of the beautiful dicentra ..."

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