from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Papaveraceae — the bloodroots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
  • n. The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. In botany, a genus of polypetalous plants of the order Papaveraceæ, the poppy family, and tribe Eupapavereæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one species: bloodroot


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