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  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodwort  \Blood"wort`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant,  {Rumex  sanguineus},  or  bloody-veined  dock.  The  name 
  is  applied  also  to  bloodroot  ({Sanguinaria  Canadensis}),  and 
  to  an  extensive  order  of  plants  ({H[ae]modorace[ae]}),  the 
  roots  of  many  species  of  which  contain  a  red  coloring  matter 
  useful  in  dyeing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloodwort 
  n  :  any  of  various  plants  of  the  family  Haemodoraceae;  roots 
  contain  a  deep  red  coloring  matter 




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