from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Accompanied by bloodshed.
- adj. Eager for bloodshed; bloodthirsty.
- adj. Consisting of blood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Attended with bloodshed.
- adj. Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
- adj. Consisting of, covered with or similar in appearance to blood.
- n. A bloodthirsty person.
- n. The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous.
- adj. Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.
- n. The yarrow.
- n. The Sanguinaria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of blood; formed of blood: as, a sanguinary stream.
- Bloody; attended with much bloodshed or carnage: as, a sanguinary encounter.
- Bloodthirsty; eager to shed blood; characterized by cruelty.
- Synonyms and Sanguinary, Bloody. Sanguinary refers to the shedding of blood, or pleasure in the shedding of blood;’ bloody refers to the presence or, by extension, the shedding of blood: as, a sanguinary battle; the sanguinary spirit of Jenghiz Khan; a bloody knife or battle.
- n. The yarrow or milfoil: probably so called from its fabled use in stanching blood.
- n. The bloodroot, Sanguinaria Canadensis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
- adj. accompanied by bloodshed
Latin sanguinārius, from sanguis, sanguin-, blood.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sanguinarius. (Wiktionary)