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

  Puccoon \Puc*coon"\, n. [From the American Indian name.] (Bot.)
     Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is
     used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two
     Lithospermum+({Lithospermum+hirtum">species of Lithospermum ({Lithospermum hirtum, and
     Lithospermum canescens); also, the pigment itself.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 has acrid emetic
     properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant
     expectorant. See Sanguinaria.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: In England the name is given to the tormentil, once
           used as a remedy for dysentery.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: perennial plant of eastern North America having hairy
           foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment [syn: puccoon,
           Lithospermum caroliniense]
      2: 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 [syn:
         bloodroot, puccoon, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria

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