A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis
), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also puccoon
, and Indian paint
. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria
. [1913 Webster
" In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery."