bloodroot bloodroot

Definition(s):

  • (n) perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant

Usage(s):

  1. Almost every plant known to botany has been claimed as a specific, with bloodroot an easy first.
  2. Faith is widespread in the anticold potency of herbs like eucalyptus, mullein leaves, bloodroot and red clover.
  3. She will flash the news when she spies trillium or bloodroot or pink sweet William pushing up beneath the scrub oak trees.

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