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- n. The plant bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis.
- n. Rumex sanguineus, the bloody-veined dock.
- n. Any of the Haemodoraceae, a family of flowering plants some of whose roots contain a red dye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant, Rumex sanguineus, or bloody-veined dock. The name is applied also to bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis), and to an extensive order of plants (Hæmodoraceæ), the roots of many species of which contain a red coloring matter useful in dyeing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name applied to various plants, as the bloody dock, Rumex sanguineus, a species of dock with the stem and veins of the leaves of a blood-red color;
- n. the dwarf elder, Sambucus Ebulus;
- n. in the United States, the Hieracium venosum, the leaves of which are veined with red.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots contain a deep red coloring matter
blood + wort (Wiktionary)