Definition of puccoon in English:

puccoon

noun

  • A North American plant which yields a pigment from which dye or medicinal products were formerly obtained.

    a yellow-flowered plant with slender leaves (genus Lithospermum, family Boraginaceae).

    ('red puccoon')another term for bloodroot

    • ‘My first visit was in early May, when the ground was covered with delicately beautiful sand love grass, punctuated by bright yellow clusters of hoary puccoon and golden Alexander.’
    • ‘Plants here include prairie rose, nodding onion, gray-headed coneflower, butterfly weed, green milkweed, hoary puccoon, and even eastern prickly pear cactus.’
    • ‘Walk through the prairie's first showing of pussytoes, puccoon, and bird's foot violets, walk through the tick-ridden grasses, walk through the wild phlox and unfurling ferns of maidenhair.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Algonquian poughkone.

Pronunciation

puccoon

/pʌˈkuːn/