blood-wort

bloodwort

[bluhd-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
1.
the redroot, Lachnanthes caroliana.
2.
any of various plants having red roots, markings, juices, etc.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English blodwurt. See blood, wort2

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bloodwort

noun
any of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots contain a deep red coloring matter 
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