black cohosh


black cohosh

noun

Definition of BLACK COHOSH

:  a bugbane (Cimicifuga racemosa) of the eastern United States

First Known Use of BLACK COHOSH

1828

black cohosh

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLACK COHOSH

: a perennial herb of the genus Cimicifuga (C. racemosa) whose rhizome and roots are the source of cimicifuga—called also black snakeroot, bugbane

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