co·​hosh | \ ˈkō-ˌhäsh How to pronounce cohosh (audio) \

Definition of cohosh

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

Examples of cohosh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "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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The first known use of cohosh was in 1789

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“Cohosh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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co·​hosh | \ ˈkō-ˌhäsh How to pronounce cohosh (audio) \

Medical Definition of cohosh

: any of several American medicinal or poisonous plants: as

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