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a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower.
Historical Examples

The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd
The Long Roll Mary Johnston
Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) Hugo B. Froehlich
A Round Dozen Susan Coolidge
Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter

Also called red puccoon. a North American papaveraceous plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, having a single whitish flower and a fleshy red root that yields a red dye
another name for tormentil


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