Dictionary > Sanguinary

Sanguinary

sanguinary
1. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle. We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences. (bacon)
2. Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood. Passion . . . Makes us brutal and sanguinary. (Broome)
Origin: L. Sanguinarius, fr. Sanguis blood: cf. F.sanguinaire.
(Science: botany) The yarrow.
The sanguinaria.
Origin: L. Herba sanguinaria an herb that stanches blood: cf. F. Sanguinaire. See Sanguinary.


You will also like...

Photosynthesis and respiration
Plant Metabolism

Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. Plant processes, such as photosynthesis, photop..

Lentic community
Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic or still water communities can vary greatly in appearance -- from a small temporary puddle to a large lake. The s..

green leaf - close up view
Leaves

Leaves are the major photosynthetic organ of a plant. Apart from that, they are also crucial to water movement. In this ..

Plant Auxins
Plant Auxins – Phototropism & Geotropism

Plants produce hormones to regulate their growth. Auxins, for instance, influence plant growth. Know the role of auxin i..

Pikas are an indicator species for climate change
Indicator Species and Endangered Species

Certain species are capable of expressing characteristics indicative of the state of the ecosystem they occupy. They are..

Cell structure
Cell Structure

A typical eukaryotic cell is comprised of cytoplasm with different organelles, such as nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, G..