Dutchman's-breeches

Dutchman's-breeches

[duhch-muhnz-brich-iz]
noun, plural Dutchman's-breeches.
a plant, Dicentra cucullaria, of the fumitory family, having long clusters of pale-yellow, two-spurred flowers.
Also called white eardrop.


Origin:
1830–40; so called from the shape of the flowers

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Dutchman's-breeches
 
n
(functioning as singular) Also called: colicweed a North American plant, Dicentra cucullaria, with finely divided basal leaves and pink flowers: family Fumariaceae

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