Sanguinaria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sanguinaria one species: bloodroot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sanguinaria (Bot) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
    • Sanguinaria The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sanguinaria a genus of the poppy family, one species, the Blood-root or Puccoon of North America, much used by the Indians for staining
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Sanguinary (a.) & (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanguineussanguis, sanguinis, blood.

Usage

In literature:

Take podophyllin and sanguinaria, of each ten grains; leptandrin, twenty grains; white sugar, forty grains.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The purple Hepatica opened her soft eye in the woods, and the delicate Sanguinaria spread her snowy bosom to catch the pale sunbeam.
"Delusion, or The Witch of New England" by Eliza Buckminster Lee
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