a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
- Also called red puccoon .
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How to use bloodroot in a sentence
"bloodroot," said Hale, and he scratched the stem and forth issued scarlet drops.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
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 | John Burroughs
The atamasco lily seems to be perfectly at home in the garden and so does the bloodroot.How Girls Can Help Their Country | Juliette Low
Early in April there is one hillside near us which glows like a tender flame with the white of the bloodroot.Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt
Whenever any fungous excrescence makes its appearance between the claws, apply powdered bloodroot or burnt alum.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor | George Dadd
British Dictionary definitions for bloodroot
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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