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bloodroot Explained

bloodroot at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family, native throughout E and midwestern N. America, growing mainly in deciduous woodlands and blooming in early spring. The white, cup-shaped flower with bright yellow stamens in the center is borne on a reddish stalk. Large, veiny, half-opened leaves on red stalks enfold the flower stem and, after the flower has bloomed, open into multilobed, round blue-green leaves. The orange-red sap, once used by Amer. Indians for dye, is found in the rhizomes, as is the medical alkaloid sanguinarine. The species, particularly the variety S. canadensis 'Multiplex,' which has showy double flowers, is an interesting plant for the wild garden.

Bloodroot at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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}.

Note: In England the name is given to the tormentil, once
used as a remedy for dysentery.

bloodroot at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

bloodroot at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: term » blood + Inter: term » root

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, which has a red root and sap and a single white flower in early spring.

  • Category: Category:en:Plants -
    Translation: ta » bloodroot
    Translation: zh » bloodroot