Bloodroot
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , (Sanguinaria Canadensis)


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  • bloodroot — ☆ bloodroot [blud′ro͞ot΄] n. a spring blooming, North American wildflower ( Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family, with a single white flower and lobed leaf arising from a rootstock that yields a toxic red juice …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • bloodroot — /blud rooht , root /, n. a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower. [1570 80; BLOOD + ROOT1] * * * Plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family, native… …   Universalium

  • bloodroot — kanadinė sangvinarija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, rauginis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sanguinaria canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sanguinaria canadensis angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bloodroot — noun Date: 1722 a plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family having a red root and sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring called also sanguinaria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bloodroot — noun A North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family which has a red root and sap and a single white flower in early spring …   Wiktionary

  • bloodroot — blood·root .rüt, .ru̇t n an herb (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family that has red sap and has a rootstock and roots used as an emetic and expectorant …   Medical dictionary

  • bloodroot — n. wild flower belonging to the poppy family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bloodroot — n. Red root, puccoon, turmeric (Sanguinaria Canadensis) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bloodroot — blood•root [[t]ˈblʌdˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

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