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bugbane

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noun bug·bane \ˈbəg-ˌbān\

Definition of bugbane

  1. :  any of several perennial herbs (genus Cimicifuga) of the buttercup family; especially :  black cohosh



1804

First Known Use of bugbane

1804


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bugbane

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noun bug·bane \ˈbəg-ˌbān\

Medical Definition of bugbane

  1. :  a plant of the genus Cimicifuga; especially :  black cohosh




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