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Dutchman's-breeches

[duhch-muh nz-brich-iz] /ˈdʌtʃ mənzˈbrɪtʃ ɪz/
noun, plural Dutchman's-breeches.
1.
a plant, Dicentra cucullaria, of the fumitory family, having long clusters of pale-yellow, two-spurred flowers.
Also called white eardrop.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; so called from the shape of the flowers
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Dutchman's-breeches

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a North American plant, Dicentra cucullaria, with finely divided basal leaves and pink flowers: family Fumariaceae Also called colicweed
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