bloodwort

noun

1
: a plant of the family Haemodoraceae the members of which contain a deep red coloring matter in the roots
2
a
: a European dock (Rumex sanguineus) with red-veined leaves
3
: a European elder (Sambucus ebulus)
4
: a centaury (Centaurium umbellatum)
5
6
: yarrow
7
8
: herb robert

Word History

Etymology

Middle English bloodwurt, from blood + wurt, wort wort

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“Bloodwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloodwort. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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