Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a genus of polypetalous plants of the order Papaveraceæ, the poppy family, and tribe Eupapavereæ. It is characterized by one-flowered scapes from a creeping rootstock, an oblong and stalked capsule with two valves which open to its base, and a flower with two sepals, eight to twelve petals in two or three rows, numerous stamens, and a short style club-shaped at the summit. The only species, S. Canadensis, the bloodroot, is common throughout eastern North America. Its conspicuous pure-white flower appears before the leaf; the latter is developed single from a terminal bud, is roundish or reniform with deep palmate lobes, of a pale bluish-green color, and enlarges throughout the season until often 6 inches across. Also called
red puccoon, and, from its use by the Indians for staining, red Indian paint. See bloodroot, 2.
- In zoology, in Illiger's classification (1811), a family of his Falculata, or mammals with claws, corresponding to the modern Felidæ, Canidæ, Hyænidæ, and part of the Viverridæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
- n. The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.
- n. one species: bloodroot
“Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, flowers last only a day here, sometimes they are missed entirely.”
“In 1980 the Bloodroot Collective organized a feminist press (Sanguinaria) at the restaurant to publish The Political Palate cookbook.”
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“My beautiful flower is bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis.”
“Other homeopathic remedies to consider include Phytolacca, Sanguinaria, and Hydratis—all in 6th to 30th potency.”
“(_Sanguinaria_), celandine poppy (_Stylophorum_), and a few other wild plants (see Fig. 103, _A-I_).”
“The seeds of the _Argemone mexicana_, and of the _Sanguinaria canadensis_, also contain a bland, nutritious, colorless, fixed oil.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“Sanguinaria treated in this way will generally so far anticipate its natural time of flowering as to present you the smiling, perfumed faces of its blossoms while the fields may yet be covered with snow.”
“Bellwort and Strawbell, Potentilla with Cinquefoil, and Sanguinaria with”
“It is valuable in colds, coughs, and female obstructions as a warm, diffusible stimulant and diaphoretic; sometimes combined with snakeroot and puccoon root (Sanguinaria).”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
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