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san·gui·nar·i·a

 (săng′gwə-nâr′ē-ə)
n.
The bloodroot.

[New Latin Sanguinaria, genus name, from Latin (herba) sanguināriā, a plant that stanches blood, feminine of sanguinārius, sanguinary; see sanguinary.]
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sanguinaria

(ˌsæŋɡwɪˈnɛərɪə)
n
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
bloodroot, redroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, tetterwort, puccoon - 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
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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is a woodland native.
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Black salves usually contain bloodroot, the rhizome of Sanguinaria canadensis.
With similarly formal white flowers though much bigger yet closer to the ground, the double-flowered North American Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, elicits gasps of pleasure from all who see it.