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Noun: bloodroot  'blúd,root
  1. Perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
    - puccoon, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria canadensis

Derived forms: bloodroots

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria

Encyclopedia: Bloodroot