Blood-root

bloodroot

[bluhd-root, -root]
noun
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:
1570–80; blood + root1

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bloodroot (ˈblʌdˌruːt)
 
n
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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