follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

sanguinaria

[sang-gwuh-nair-ee-uh] /ˌsæŋ gwəˈnɛər i ə/
noun
1.
the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
2.
its medicinal rhizome.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sanguinaria

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sanguinaria

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends