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sanguinaria

[sang-gwuh-nair-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
  2. its medicinal rhizome.

Origin of sanguinaria

1800–10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary
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Examples from the Web for sanguinaria

Historical Examples

  • The blood-root (Sanguinaria Canadensis) is of this character.

    Birds and all Nature, Vol. VII, No. 4, April 1900

    Various

  • Sanguinaria, the Bloodroot, is named from the blood-like color of its juice.

  • In the first place, you must live in the country, where you can find that early spring flower, the blood-root or sanguinaria.

  • It appears from Morison, that the Sanguinaria was cultivated in this country in 1680, the date of his work.

  • Take podophyllin and sanguinaria, of each ten grains; leptandrin, twenty grains; white sugar, forty grains.


British Dictionary definitions for sanguinaria

sanguinaria

noun
  1. the dried rhizome of the bloodroot, used as an emetic
  2. another name for bloodroot (def. 1)

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin herba sanguināria, literally: the bloody herb
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