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a name given to a number of plants which have red leaves or roots, or which are popularly considered either to draw blood or to reduce bleeding


(ˈblʌdˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any of various plants having red roots, markings, or juices, as the redroot or bloodroot.
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Noun1.bloodwort - any of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots contain a deep red coloring matter
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
bloodwort family, family Haemodoraceae, Haemodoraceae - some genera placed in family Liliaceae
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Mae 'na enwau difyr eraill arno yn Saesneg fel Puck, Wren Flower, Granny-thread-theneedle, Hop-o'my-thumb, Bloodwort a Robin-i'-th'-hedge.
Family Name (Latin and Common): Hoemodoraceae, the Bloodwort family