- the bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
- its medicinal rhizome.
Origin of sanguinaria
1800–10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary
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Examples from the Web for sanguinaria
The blood-root (Sanguinaria Canadensis) is of this character.
Sanguinaria, the Bloodroot, is named from the blood-like color of its juice.The Elements of Botany
In the first place, you must live in the country, where you can find that early spring flower, the blood-root or sanguinaria.
It appears from Morison, that the Sanguinaria was cultivated in this country in 1680, the date of his work.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V
Take podophyllin and sanguinaria, of each ten grains; leptandrin, twenty grains; white sugar, forty grains.
- the dried rhizome of the bloodroot, used as an emetic
- another name for bloodroot (def. 1)
C19: from New Latin herba sanguināria, literally: the bloody herb