bleeding-heart

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Etymology[edit]

From bleeding + heart

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Noun[edit]

bleeding-heart (plural bleeding-hearts)

  1. Any of several species of bird in the genus Gallicolumba of the pigeon family, native to the Philippines, characterised by a red patch on the plumage of the breast.
  2. A person considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.

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Adjective[edit]

bleeding-heart

  1. Considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.

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