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

1814


Medical Dictionary

blue cohosh

noun

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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