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bloodroot

[bluhd-root, -roo t] /ˈblʌdˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun
1.
a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
Also called red puccoon.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; blood + root1
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bloodroot

/ˈblʌdˌruːt/
noun
1.
Also called red puccoon. a North American papaveraceous plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, having a single whitish flower and a fleshy red root that yields a red dye
2.
another name for tormentil
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