Definition of bugbane
: any of several perennial herbs (genus Cimicifuga) of the buttercup family native to northern temperate woodlands; especially : black cohosh 1 ◆Bugbanes are sometimes classified in a closely related genus (Actaea).
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Their names were homespun: sweet pepperbush, oak leaf hydrangea, Virginia sweetspire, New Jersey tea, even bugbane.
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