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NOUN (1)

1. perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant;
[syn: bloodroot, puccoon, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria canadensis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bloodroot \Blood"root`\, n. (Bot.) A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria. [1913 Webster] Note: In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bloodroot n 1: perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant [syn: bloodroot, puccoon, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria canadensis]