tetterwort

Tetterwort

Tet"ter*wort`\, n. (Bot.) A plant used as a remedy for tetter, -- in England the calendine, in America the bloodroot.
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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
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