Dutchman's-breeches
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1837 a spring-flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria) of the fumitory family occurring in the eastern United States and having finely divided leaves and cream-white double-spurred flowers

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  • Dutchman's breeches — Dutchman s breeches, Dutchman s breeches Dutchman s breeches . (Bot.), a delicate perennial spring flowering herb ({Dicentra cucullaria}) of eastern U.S., having peculiar double spurred white flowers. See Illust. of {Dicentra} Syn: {Dicentra… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutchman's-breeches — Dutchman s breeches, Dutchman s breeches Dutchman s breeches . (Bot.), a delicate perennial spring flowering herb ({Dicentra cucullaria}) of eastern U.S., having peculiar double spurred white flowers. See Illust. of {Dicentra} Syn: {Dicentra… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutchman's-breeches — ☆ Dutchman s breeches [duch′mənz brich′iz] n. pl. Dutchman s breeches a spring dicentra (Dicentra cucullaria) with pinkish, double spurred flowers, found in E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Dutchman's-breeches — /duch meuhnz brich iz/, n., pl. Dutchman s breeches. a plant, Dicentra cucullaria, of the fumitory family, having long clusters of pale yellow, two spurred flowers. Also called white eardrop. [1830 40; so called from the shape of the flowers] * * …   Universalium

  • Dutchman's-breeches — raguotasis auskarėlis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Žvirbliarūtinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Dicentra cucullaria), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dicentra cucullaria angl. Dutchman s breeches; turkey corn… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dutchman's-breeches — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun plural but singular or plural in construction Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: so called from the shape of the blossoms : a delicate spring flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria) of the eastern United States having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutchman's-breeches — Dutch′man s breech′es n. pl. breeches pln a plant, Dicentra cucullaria, of the fumitory family, having long clusters of pale yellow two spurred flowers • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dutchman's breeches — noun a plant with pale yellow spurred flowers suggesting pairs of breeches. [Dicentra spectabilis and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dutchman's-breeches — Dutch·man s breech·es .dəch mənz brich əz n pl but sing or pl in constr a delicate spring flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria of the family Fumariaceae) that occurs in the eastern U.S. and has tubers that are a source of corydalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Dutchman's breeches — noun delicate spring flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spurs • Syn: ↑Dicentra cucullaria • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Dicentra, ↑genus Dicentra …   Useful english dictionary

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