Definition of bloodwort

  1. 1 :  a plant of the family Haemodoraceae the members of which contain a deep red coloring matter in the roots

  2. 2a :  a European dock (Rumex sanguineus) with red-veined leaves b :  water dock

  3. 3 :  a European elder (Sambucus ebulus)

  4. 4 :  a centaury (Centaurium umbellatum)

  5. 5 :  salad burnet

  6. 6 :  yarrow

  7. 7 :  bloodroot

  8. 8 :  herb robert

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Origin and Etymology of bloodwort

Middle English bloodwurt, from blood + wurt, wort wort — more at wort

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