Indian paint

noun
1. European annual with clusters of greenish flowers followed by red pulpy berrylike fruit; naturalized North America
Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot
2. perennial North American plant with greyish hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Lithospermum, ↑genus Lithospermum

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized I
Etymology: indian (II) 2
1. : bloodroot 1

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  • Indian paint — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian paint — 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

  • Indian paint brush — ▪ plant also called  Painted Cup, Painted Lady, or Paint Brush,    any plant of the genus Castilleja (family Scrophulariaceae), which contains about 200 species of partially or wholly parasitic plants that derive nourishment from the roots of… …   Universalium

  • indian paint fungus — noun Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: indian (II) 2 : a tooth fungus (Echinodontium tinctorum) that causes heartrot in fir or spruce or western hemlock * * * a common woody hoof shaped fungus, Echinodontium tinctorium, found on conifers in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian paint fungus — a common woody hoof shaped fungus, Echinodontium tinctorium, found on conifers in western North America and believed to have been used as a dye by Pacific Northwest Indians. * * * …   Universalium

  • red indian paint — noun Usage: usually capitalized I : bloodroot 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow indian paint — noun Usage: usually capitalized I : goldenseal 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian bean — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian berry — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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