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Sanguinary

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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.