bloodroot

[ bluhd-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈblʌdˌrut, -ˌrʊt /

noun

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

First recorded in 1570–80; blood + root1
Also called red puccoon.
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bloodroot

/ (ˈblʌdˌruːt) /

noun

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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