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sanguinaria

[sang-gwuh-nair-ee-uh] /ˌsæŋ gwəˈnɛər i ə/
noun
1.
the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
2.
its medicinal rhizome.
Origin of sanguinaria
1800-1810
1800-10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary
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British Dictionary definitions for sanguinaria

sanguinaria

/ˌsæŋɡwɪˈnɛərɪə/
noun
1.
the dried rhizome of the bloodroot, used as an emetic
2.
another name for bloodroot (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin herba sanguināria, literally: the bloody herb
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