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

  Redroot \Red"root`\ (r?d"r?t`), n. (Bot.)
     A name of several plants having red roots, as the New Jersey
     tea (see under Tea), the gromwell, the bloodroot, and the
     Lachnanthes tinctoria, an endogenous plant found in sandy
     swamps from Rhode Island to Florida.
     [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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  redroot
      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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