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 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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  • Indian paint — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian paint — noun 1. European annual with clusters of greenish flowers followed by red pulpy berrylike fruit; naturalized North America • Syn: ↑strawberry blite, ↑strawberry pigweed, ↑Chenopodium capitatum • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot 2. perennial North American… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian paint brush — ▪ plant also called  Painted Cup, Painted Lady, or Paint Brush,    any plant of the genus Castilleja (family Scrophulariaceae), which contains about 200 species of partially or wholly parasitic plants that derive nourishment from the roots of… …   Universalium

  • indian paint fungus — noun Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: indian (II) 2 : a tooth fungus (Echinodontium tinctorum) that causes heartrot in fir or spruce or western hemlock * * * a common woody hoof shaped fungus, Echinodontium tinctorium, found on conifers in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian paint fungus — a common woody hoof shaped fungus, Echinodontium tinctorium, found on conifers in western North America and believed to have been used as a dye by Pacific Northwest Indians. * * * …   Universalium

  • red indian paint — noun Usage: usually capitalized I : bloodroot 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian bean — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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