Sanguinaria definition

sănggwə-nârē-ə
The bloodroot.
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The dried rootstock of bloodroot, containing several alkaloids used in medicine.
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(botany) Any of the genus Sanguinaria, or bloodroots.
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The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Papaveraceae "” the bloodroots.
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Origin of sanguinaria

  • New Latin Sanguinaria genus name from Latin (herba) sanguināriā a plant that stanches blood feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary sanguinary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary