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San`gui*na"ri*a (?), n. [NL. See Sanguinary, a. & n.]

1. Bot.

A genus of plants of the Poppy family.

Sanguinaria Canadensis, or bloodroot, is the only species. It has a perennial rootstock, which sends up a few roundish lobed leaves and solitary white blossoms in early spring. See Bloodroot.


The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.


© Webster 1913.

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