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Noun: puccoon  pu'koon
  1. Perennial plant of eastern North America having hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment
    - Lithospermum caroliniense
  2. 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
    - bloodroot, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria canadensis

Derived forms: puccoons

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Lithospermum, genus Sanguinaria, Lithospermum, Sanguinaria

Encyclopedia: Puccoon