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Sanguinaria canadensis. Canada Puccoon, or Bloodwort. From Project Gutenberg's The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V, by William Curtis.

Puccoon /pəˈkn/ is a common name that refers to any of several plants formerly used by certain Native Americans for dyes.[1] The dyes were made from the plants' roots.

The name is derived from the Powhatan word poughkone.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  2. ^ see reference in List of English words from indigenous languages of the Americas
  3. ^ Illinois Wildflowers
  4. ^ see List of Canadian plants by family B and List of plants by common name (Sonoran Desert)
  5. ^ see List of Canadian plants by family B
  6. ^ see List of Minnesota wild flowers

External links[edit]

The dictionary definition of puccoon at Wiktionary