[bluhd-root, -roo t]
- a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
Origin of bloodroot
Also called red puccoon.
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Examples from the Web for bloodroot
Violet and bloodroot, dogwood and purple Judas tree were all bespangled, bespangled with dew.The Long Roll
The saxifrage and bloodroot might, of course, have been seen a week earlier.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
Sanguinaria, the Bloodroot, is named from the blood-like color of its juice.The Elements of Botany
"All right," responded the bloodroot, with his fingers on the wire.A Round Dozen
The same season I saw them for the first time working upon the flower of bloodroot and of adder's-tongue.A Year in the Fields
- Also called: red puccoon a North American papaveraceous plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, having a single whitish flower and a fleshy red root that yields a red dye
- another name for tormentil
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