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sanguinaria

[ sang-gwuh-nair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌsæŋ gwəˈnɛər i ə /
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noun
the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
its medicinal rhizome.
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Origin of sanguinaria

1800–10; <New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguināriussanguinary
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British Dictionary definitions for sanguinaria

sanguinaria
/ (ˌsæŋɡwɪˈnɛərɪə) /

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

Word Origin for sanguinaria

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