puccoon

noun
puc·​coon | \ (ˌ)pə-ˈkün How to pronounce puccoon (audio) \

Definition of puccoon

1 : any of several American plants (such as bloodroot) yielding a red or yellow pigment
2 : a pigment from a puccoon

First Known Use of puccoon

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for puccoon

Virginia Algonquian poughkone

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The first known use of puccoon was in 1609

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“Puccoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puccoon. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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