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 for Sanguinaria Canadensis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sanguinaria \San`gui*na"ri*a\, n. [NL. See Sanguinary, a. &
     n.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: 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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an
        emetic, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bloodroot \Blood"root`\, n. (Bot.)
     A plant ({Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red
     sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; --
     called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort,
     turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic
     properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant
     expectorant. See Sanguinaria.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In England the name is given to the tormentil, once
           used as a remedy for dysentery.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bloodwort \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 ({H[ae]modorace[ae]), the
     roots of many species of which contain a red coloring matter
     useful in dyeing.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Sanguinaria canadensis
      n 1: 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
           [syn: bloodroot, puccoon, redroot, tetterwort,
           Sanguinaria canadensis]

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