tetterwort
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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  • tetterwort — 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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  • Bloodroot — Taxobox name = Bloodroot image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Papaveraceae genus = Sanguinaria genus authority = L. species = S. canadensis binomial = Sanguinaria… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodwort — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian paint — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puccoon — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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