sanguinaria

[sang-gwuh-nair-ee-uh]

Origin of sanguinaria

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

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

Word Origin for sanguinaria

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