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blue cohosh

noun

Definition of BLUE COHOSH

:  a perennial North American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides) of the barberry family that has greenish-yellow or purplish flowers and large blue berrylike fruits

First Known Use of BLUE COHOSH

1821

blue cohosh

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLUE COHOSH

:  a tall herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides of the family Berberidaceae) of eastern North America and Asia having large blue berrylike fruits and a thick knotty rootstock that was formerly used as an antispasmodic and emmenagogue

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