Lithospermum hirtum
Puccoon Puc*coon", n. [From the American Indian name.] (Bot.) Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of {Lithospermum} ({Lithospermum hirtum}, and {Lithospermum canescens}); also, the pigment itself. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lithospermum canescens — Puccoon Puc*coon , n. [From the American Indian name.] (Bot.) Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of {Lithospermum} ({Lithospermum hirtum}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puccoon — Puc*coon , n. [From the American Indian name.] (Bot.) Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of {Lithospermum} ({Lithospermum hirtum}, and {Lithospermum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puccoon — noun /pʌˈkuːn/ Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of Lithospermum (L. hirtum, and L. canescens); also the pigment obtained from these plants. their head… …   Wiktionary

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