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puccoon

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noun puc·coon \(ˌ)pə-ˈkün\

Definition of puccoon

  1. 1 :  any of several American plants (as bloodroot) yielding a red or yellow pigment

  2. 2 :  a pigment from a puccoon



Origin and Etymology of puccoon

Virginia Algonquian poughkone


First Known Use: 1612


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