Definition of bloodroot in English:


Line breaks: blood|root
Pronunciation: /ˈblʌdruːt


  • 1A North American plant of the poppy family, which has white flowers and fleshy underground rhizomes which exude red sap when cut.
    • Sanguinaria canadensis, family Papaveraceae
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    • 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 lily-like Australian plant with a red rhizome which is roasted and eaten by some Aborigines.
    • Haemodorum coccineum, family Haemodoraceae

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