Definition of bloodroot in English:

bloodroot

Syllabification: blood·root
Pronunciation: /ˈblədˌro͞ot, -ˌro͝ot
 
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noun

1A North American plant of the poppy family that has white flowers and fleshy underground rhizomes that exude red sap when cut.
  • Sanguinaria canadensis, family Papaveraceae
More example sentences
  • The bloodroots flower near her feet as delicate as bible leaves, and slow, persistent ivy kindles on old trees.
  • The area was called Bloodroot Valley because of the profusion of bloodroot flowers that blanketed the valley in the early spring.
  • Harvest herb roots including bloodroot, chicory, ginseng, and golden seal in the fall, after the foliage fades.
2A lilylike Australian plant with a red rhizome that is roasted and eaten by some Aborigines.
  • Haemodorum coccineum, family Haemodoraceae

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