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 for Sanguinaria
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sanguinaria \San`gui*na"ri*a\, n. [NL. See Sanguinary, a. &
     1. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Sanguinaria Canadensis, or bloodroot, is the only
           species. It has a perennial rootstock, which sends up a
           few roundish lobed leaves and solitary white blossoms
           in early spring. See Bloodroot.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an
        emetic, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: one species: bloodroot [syn: Sanguinaria, genus

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