redroot
Bloodroot Blood"root`, n. (Bot.) A plant ({Sanguinaria Canadensis}), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also {puccoon}, {redroot}, {bloodwort}, {tetterwort}, {turmeric}, and {Indian paint}. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See {Sanguinaria}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery. [1913 Webster]


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  • redroot — noun perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant • Syn: ↑bloodroot,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • redroot — /red rooht , root /, n. 1. a North American plant, Lachnanthes caroliniana (or L. tinctoria), having sword shaped leaves, woolly, yellowish flowers, and a red root. 2. any of various other plants having red roots, as the alkanet, Alkanna… …   Universalium

  • redroot — red•root [[t]ˈrɛdˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln an E North American swamp plant, Lachnanthes tintoria, of the bloodwort family, having sword shaped leaves, woolly yellowish flowers, and a red root …   From formal English to slang

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