1. [ noun ] (botany) perennial plant of eastern North America having hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment
Synonyms: Lithospermum_caroliniense
Related terms: herb Lithospermum
2. [ noun ] (botany) perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leave and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
Synonyms: redroot tetterwort Sanguinaria_canadensis bloodroot
Related terms: herb Sanguinaria
Similar spelling:   puccini