redroot

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
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Sanguinaria, ↑genus Sanguinaria

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : a perennial herb (Lachnanthes tinctoria) of the eastern United States having sword-shaped leaves, cymose woolly flowers, and a red root that is sometimes used as the source of a dye
2. : a plant of the genus Ceanothus; especially : new jersey tea
3. : bloodroot 1
4. : a gromwell (Lithospermum officinale)
5. : alkanet 1a
7. : a West Indian and Central American shrub (Morinda roioc) with white flowers

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/red"rooht', -root'/, n.
1. a North American plant, Lachnanthes caroliniana (or L. tinctoria), having sword-shaped leaves, woolly, yellowish flowers, and a red root.
2. any of various other plants having red roots, as the alkanet, Alkanna tinctoria, pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus, and New Jersey tea, Ceanothus americanus.
[1700-10, Amer.; RED1 + ROOT1]

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redˈroot noun
A genus (Ceanothus) of the buckthorn family, New Jersey tea
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Main Entry:red

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redroot — ☆ redroot [red′ro͞ot΄, red′root΄ ] n. any of various plants with red roots, as a) a small shrub (genus Ceanothus) of the buckthorn family b) a marsh plant (Lachnanthes tinctoria) of the bloodwort family, with sword shaped leaves and flat clusters …   English World dictionary

  • redroot — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • redroot — kanadinė sangvinarija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, rauginis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sanguinaria canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sanguinaria canadensis angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • redroot — noun Date: 1709 1. a perennial herb (Lachnanthes caroliniana syn. L. tinctoria) of the eastern United States whose red root is the source of a dye 2. New Jersey tea 3. bloodroot 4. a pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) that bears greenish flowers in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • redroot — /red rooht , root /, n. 1. a North American plant, Lachnanthes caroliniana (or L. tinctoria), having sword shaped leaves, woolly, yellowish flowers, and a red root. 2. any of various other plants having red roots, as the alkanet, Alkanna… …   Universalium

  • redroot — red•root [[t]ˈrɛdˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln an E North American swamp plant, Lachnanthes tintoria, of the bloodwort family, having sword shaped leaves, woolly yellowish flowers, and a red root …   From formal English to slang

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  • redroot lithospermum — raudonasis kietagrūdis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Lithospermum erythrorhizon), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lithospermum erythrorhizon angl. purple gromwell; red gromwell; redroot… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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