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blood·root

 (blŭd′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
A perennial wildflower (Sanguinaria canadensis) of eastern North American forests, having a single lobed leaf, a solitary white flower in early spring, and a fleshy rootstock exuding a poisonous red sap that can be used as a dye.
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bloodroot

(ˈblʌdˌruːt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: red puccoon a North American papaveraceous plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, having a single whitish flower and a fleshy red root that yields a red dye
2. (Plants) another name for tormentil
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blood•root

(ˈblʌdˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
[1570–80]
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Noun1.bloodroot - 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 propertiesbloodroot - 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
genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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When you see golden forsythia flowering, then you know that middle spring has come to your township, and in the woods, the first major wave of wildflowers--the trilliums and bloodroots and Dutchman's britches and more--will be in bloom.
(9) Flora White, Bloodroots in the Wake of Circumstances (Kansas City, MO: Burton Publishing Company, 1942): publisher's announcement.
(20) Flora White, Bloodroots in the Wake of Circumstances, publisher's announcement.