Definition of Sanguisorba
: a small genus of herbs (family Rosaceae) native to temperate regions with odd-pinnate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers in dense terminal spikes or clusters — see burnet 2
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of sanguisorba
New Latin, from sangui- + -sorba (from Latin sorbēre to absorb); from its styptic quality — more at absorb
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Sanguisorba? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).