[ luhv-lahyz-blee-ding ]
/ ˈlʌvˌlaɪzˈbli dɪŋ /
an amaranth, especially Amaranthus caudatus, having spikes of crimson flowers.
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Origin of love-lies-bleeding
First recorded in 1600–10
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British Dictionary definitions for love-lies-bleeding
any of several amaranthaceous plants of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. caudatus, having drooping spikes of small red flowers
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