- Archaic bloodroot
- Archaic a dye from either of these plants
Origin: see poke
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- a. Any of several North American plants of the genus Lithospermum, having orange or yellow flowers and roots that yield a red dye.b. Any of several plants, such as the bloodroot, whose roots yield a reddish dye. Also called gromwell.
- The dye from any of these plants.
Origin: Of Virginia Algonquian origin.