Definition of Puccoon

1. Noun. Perennial plant of eastern North America having hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment.

Exact synonyms: Lithospermum Caroliniense
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Lithospermum, Lithospermum



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Bloodroot, Redroot, Sanguinaria Canadensis, Tetterwort
Group relationships: Genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Puccoon

1. n. Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of Lithospermum (L. hirtum, and L. canescens); also, the pigment itself.

Definition of Puccoon

1. Noun. (botany) Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of ''Lithospermum'' (L. hirtum, and L. canescens); also the pigment obtained from these plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puccoon

1. an herb that yields a red dye [n -S]

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Literary usage of Puccoon

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... is called puccoon. (See BLOODROOT.) In some parts of the west the name is ... the hoary puccoon. The name is perhaps more generally used to designate ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... reputed medicinal powers ; it really possesses very little activity, though the elder Barton thought it serviceable in dropsy. INDIAN DYE. See puccoon. ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1858)
"Dr. Fell's first experiments with puccoon were upon ulcerative surfaces, and although requiring months of continued application, yet (he states) the removal ..."

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