Sanguinaria : Definition

Sanguinaria

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Definitions of Sanguinaria

Pronunciation : San`gui*na"ri*a
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [NL. See Sanguinary, a. & n.]
Definition : 1. (Bot.)

Defn: A genus of plants of the Poppy family.

Note: Sanguinaria Canadensis, or bloodroot, is the only species. It has a perennial rootstock, which sends up a few roundish lobed leaves and solitary white blossoms in early spring. See Bloodroot.

2. The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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