blue cohosh


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

1814, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about blue cohosh

Statistics for blue cohosh

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for blue cohosh

The first known use of blue cohosh was in 1814

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for blue cohosh

blue cohosh


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

More from Merriam-Webster on blue cohosh

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with blue cohosh

Comments on blue cohosh

What made you want to look up blue cohosh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


authorized for issue (as a bond)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!