the redroot, Lachnanthes caroliana.
any of various plants having red roots, markings, juices, etc.
adjective Usage Note
arousing terror; horrifying: a bloodcurdling scream. Contemporary Examples How ISIS Ripped Off ‘Natural Born Killers’ Jamie Dettmer September 22, 2014 Gross Vampire Product Duff McDonald November 17, 2009 Joe Walsh Vs. Tammy Duckworth: Yelps, ‘Lies’ and Tough Talk in Illinois House Showdown Lloyd Grove November 4, 2012 Historical Examples In the Days of Washington William […]
the act or practice of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy. bloodshed or slaughter. bloodbath. Informal. severe cutbacks or reduction in personnel, appropriations, etc.: The company went through a period of bloodletting in the 1970s. Contemporary Examples America Doesn’t Need a Big Army Any More Bill Sweetman March 9, 2014 Should Animal Sacrifice End? […]