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  • a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family which has a red root and sap and a single white flower in early spring
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Blood"root` (&?;), n. (Bot.) A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria.

&fist; In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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