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    sanguinaria canadensis

    sanguinaria canadensis - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sanguinaria canadensis

    Definition
    (noun) perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
    Synonyms : bloodroot , puccoon , redroot , tetterwort
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