Definition of Puccoon in English :

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Puccoon meaning in English

Meaning of Puccoon in English

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Puccoon pronunciation in English

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1. lithospermum caroliniense, puccoon

perennial plant of eastern North America having hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment

2. bloodroot, puccoon, redroot, sanguinaria canadensis, tetterwort

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

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see synonyms of puccoon
1. Also called: alkanet
any of several North American boraginaceous plants of the genus Lithospermum, esp L. canescens, that yield a red dye
See also gromwell
any of several other plants that yield a reddish dye, esp the bloodroot (red puccoon)
the dye from any of these plants

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see synonyms of puccoon
2.  Archaic
3.  Archaic
a dye from either of these plants

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see synonyms of puccoon
a. Any of several North American plants of the genus Lithospermum, having orange or yellow flowers and roots that yield a red dye.
b. Any of several plants, such as the bloodroot, whose roots yield a reddish dye. Also called gromwell.
2. The dye from any of these plants.

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