nbloodwortany of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots contain a deep red coloring matter
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
nBloodwort(Bot) 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nbloodwortA 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;
nbloodwortthe dwarf elder, Sambucus Ebulus;
nbloodwortin the United States, the Hieracium venosum, the leaves of which are veined with red.
CANADA PUCCOON, or BLOODWORT.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V" by William Curtis