Definition of bloodwort

1 : a plant of the family Haemodoraceae the members of which contain a deep red coloring matter in the roots
2a : a European dock (Rumex sanguineus) with red-veined leaves
3 : a European elder (Sambucus ebulus)
4 : a centaury (Centaurium umbellatum)
6 : yarrow
8 : herb robert

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History and Etymology for bloodwort

Middle English bloodwurt, from blood + wurt, wort wort

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“Bloodwort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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