[ duhch-muh nz-brich-iz ]
/ ˈdʌtʃ mənzˈbrɪtʃ ɪz /

noun, plural Dutch·man's-breech·es.

a plant, Dicentra cucullaria, of the fumitory family, having long clusters of pale-yellow, two-spurred flowers.

Origin of Dutchman's-breeches

First recorded in 1830–40; so called from the shape of the flowers
Also called white eardrop.
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British Dictionary definitions for dutchman's-breeches



(functioning as singular) a North American plant, Dicentra cucullaria, with finely divided basal leaves and pink flowers: family FumariaceaeAlso called: colicweed
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