bloodwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bloodwort any of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots contain a deep red coloring matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bloodwort (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 (H√¶modorace√¶), the roots of many species of which contain a red coloring matter useful in dyeing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bloodwort A 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;
    • n bloodwort the dwarf elder, Sambucus Ebulus;
    • n bloodwort in the United States, the Hieracium venosum, the leaves of which are veined with red.
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Usage

In literature:

CANADA PUCCOON, or BLOODWORT.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V" by William Curtis
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