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 for bloodwort
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) :

      n 1: any of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae; roots
           contain a deep red coloring matter

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