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bloodroot

noun blood·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌrt\

Definition of BLOODROOT

:  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

First Known Use of BLOODROOT

1722
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bloodroot

noun blood·root \-ˌrüt, -ˌrt\

Medical Definition of BLOODROOT

:  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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