blood·root /-ˌrut, ˌrʊt/
blood·root /-ˌrut, ˌrʊt/ 名詞
Blood·root n. Bot. A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria.
Note: ☞ In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery.
n : perennial woodland native of North America having a red root
and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leave and white
flower in early spring and having acrid emetic
properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
[syn: puccoon, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria