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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodroot  \Blood"root`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  ({Sanguinaria  Canadensis}),  with  a  red  root  and  red 
  sap,  and  bearing  a  pretty,  white  flower  in  early  spring;  -- 
  called  also  {puccoon},  {redroot},  {bloodwort},  {tetterwort}, 
  {turmeric},  and  {Indian  paint}.  It  has  acrid  emetic 
  properties,  and  the  rootstock  is  used  as  a  stimulant 
  expectorant.  See  {Sanguinaria}. 
 
  Note:  In  England  the  name  is  given  to  the  tormentil,  once 
  used  as  a  remedy  for  dysentery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloodroot 
  n  :  perennial  woodland  native  of  North  America  having  a  red  root 
  and  red  sap  and  bearing  a  solitary  lobed  leave  and  white 
  flower  in  early  spring  and  having  acrid  emetic 
  properties;  rootstock  used  as  a  stimulant  and  expectorant 
  [syn:  {puccoon},  {redroot},  {tetterwort},  {Sanguinaria 
  canadensis}] 




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