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BLEEDING HEART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bleeding heart mean? 

BLEEDING HEART (noun)
  The noun BLEEDING HEART has 2 senses:

1. garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
2. someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

  Familiarity information: BLEEDING HEART used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLEEDING HEART (noun)


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Meaning:

Garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

bleeding heart; Dicentra spectabilis; lyre-flower; lyreflower

Hypernyms ("bleeding heart" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Holonyms ("bleeding heart" is a member of...):

Dicentra; genus Dicentra (North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers)


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Meaning:

Someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("bleeding heart" is a kind of...):

sympathiser; sympathizer; well-wisher (someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful)


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