bleeding heart

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Synonyms for bleeding heart

garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers

someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

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Bleeding Heart began in 2012 as a project of Pentecostal church plant Urban Bridge Church.
The plant grows to about knee-height with an abundance of perfect heart-shaped flowers in pink or white with a little drop at the lowest point, hence the name bleeding heart.
A "bleeding heart," after all, is a person considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.
Published in association with Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this lovely book describes the many kinds of bleeding heart and how to grow them in the garden.
Bleeding Heart is committed to the manufacture and supply of garments from Fiji under fair trade principles.
Stranger still that a bleeding heart of Nick Godfrey's empassioned ilk ('the poor stable staff') should choose to spend virtually his entire career as a low-ranking flunkey of an absolute monarchical family (Sheikh Mohammed used to own the Racing Post, for the uninitiated).
Jodi "The Terminator" Stefanick, R-Ballwin: Rookie representative Stefanick raised the ire of "the bleeding heart liberal crowd" this session with her legislation to terminate state-funded medical services for the poor and indigent.
Here are some sample dishes offered: Mung Bean Salad Wrapped in Swiss Chard with Marinated Vegetables and Thai Vinaigrette; Heirloom Tomato Soup with Arbequina Olives and Shaved Fennel; Red Bell Pepper Soup with Mango and Meyer Lemon; Watermelon Salad; Bleeding Heart Radish Ravioli with Yellow Tomato Sauce; Young Coconut Pad Thai with Almond Chile Sauce; Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout; Indian Red Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Pecan Praline; and Black Mission Fig Tart with Walnut Cream.
HIGHLIGHTS: Bleeding heart, camas, Oregon iris, red-osier dogwood.
Right-leaning spokesmen like Tucker Carlson on CNN's Crossfire know how to counter liberal guests' arguments with name-calling like "bleeding heart liberal" or loaded words like "class warfare" for those criticizing President Bush's tax strategy.
This is not bleeding heart liberalism, but rather an example of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: The hungry individual (and society) does not waste its time on self-actualization, but spends its available resources on getting something to eat.
[Katy] picked a hyacinth, a hydrangea, a chrysanthemum, an African violet, a lily of the valley, a trout lily, a bleeding heart, a jack-in-the-pulpit, and an Asiatic lily.
In nature, the bleeding heart Dicentra chrysantha springs up freely after fire scorches dry, scrubby chaparral landscape.
Already new forest floor species such as foam flower, alum root, heart-leaved aster, bleeding heart, and cardinal flower are thriving.