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puccoon

[ puh-koon ]

noun

  1. any of certain plants that yield a red dye, as the bloodroot and certain plants belonging to the genus Lithospermum, of the borage family.
  2. the dye itself.


puccoon

/ pəˈkuːn /

noun

  1. Also calledalkanet any of several North American boraginaceous plants of the genus Lithospermum, esp L. canescens, that yield a red dye See also gromwell
  2. any of several other plants that yield a reddish dye, esp the bloodroot ( red puccoon )
  3. the dye from any of these plants


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Word History and Origins

Origin of puccoon1

First recorded in 1605–15, Americanism; from Virginia Algonquian ( English spelling) poughkone the herb Lithospermum vulgare and the red dye made from its root (cognate with Unami Delaware pé˙kɔ˙n “bloodroot”)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of puccoon1

C17: of Algonquian origin; see pokeweed

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Puccini, Giacomopuce