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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blood·wort n. Bot. A plant, Rumex sanguineus, or bloody-veined dock. The name is applied also to bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis), and to an extensive order of plants (Hæmodoraceæ), the roots of many species of which contain a red coloring matter useful in dyeing.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : any of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots
          contain a deep red coloring matter