bloodwort

[bluhd-wurt, -wawrt]

noun

the redroot, Lachnanthes caroliana.
any of various plants having red roots, markings, juices, etc.

Origin of bloodwort

First recorded in 1200–50, bloodwort is from the Middle English word blodwurt. See blood, wort2
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