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Noun: bleeding heart
  1. Garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
    - lyreflower, lyre-flower, Dicentra spectabilis
  2. Someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

Derived forms: bleeding hearts

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, sympathiser [Brit], sympathizer, well-wisher

Part of: Dicentra, genus Dicentra

Encyclopedia: Bleeding heart