cohosh

noun
co·hosh | \ˈkō-ˌhäsh \

Definition of cohosh 

: any of several North American medicinal or poisonous plants: such as

a : black cohosh

b : blue cohosh

c : baneberry

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A walk through the woods reveals a trail of thick leaf litter, skirted by stands of blue cohosh, wild geraniums, may apple, and royal, cinnamon and sensitive ferns. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Geauga County's Snow Lake Preserve is environmental keystone of Cuyahoga Wetlands: (photos, videos)," 6 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cohosh

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cohosh

Eastern Abenaki kkʷὰhas

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cohosh

noun
co·hosh | \ˈkō-ˌhäsh \

Medical Definition of cohosh 

: any of several American medicinal or poisonous plants: as

a : black cohosh

b : blue cohosh

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