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bloodroot

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noun blood·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Definition of bloodroot

  1. :  a plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family having a red root and sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring —called also sanguinaria



1722

First Known Use of bloodroot

1722


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bloodroot

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noun blood·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Medical Definition of bloodroot

  1. :  an herb (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family that has red sap and has a rootstock and roots used as an emetic and expectorant




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