the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
its medicinal rhizome.

Origin of sanguinaria

1800–10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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