sanguinaria

[ sang-gwuh-nair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌsæŋ gwəˈnɛər i ə /
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noun

the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
its medicinal rhizome.

Nearby words

  1. sangui-,
  2. sanguicolous,
  3. sanguifacient,
  4. sanguiferous,
  5. sanguification,
  6. sanguinarine,
  7. sanguinary,
  8. sanguine,
  9. sanguineous,
  10. sanguinity

Origin of sanguinaria

1800–10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary

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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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