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[New Latin Sanguinaria, genus name, from Latin (herba) sanguināriā, a plant that stanches blood, feminine of sanguinārius, sanguinary; see sanguinary.]
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1. (Pharmacology) the dried rhizome of the bloodroot, used as an emetic
2. (Plants) another name for bloodroot1
[C19: from New Latin herba sanguināria, literally: the bloody herb]
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san•gui•nar•i•a(ˌsæŋ gwəˈnɛər i ə)
n., pl. -nar•i•as.
1. the bloodroot.
2. its medicinal rhizome.
[1800–10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary]
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|Noun||1.||Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Papaveraceae, Papaveraceae, poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
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