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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]


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The dictionary definition of puccoon at Wiktionary