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black snakeroot

noun
1.
a tall bugbane, Cimicifuga racemosa, of the buttercup family, of eastern North America, having thin, tapering, toothed or deeply cut leaflets and branched clusters of small, white flowers.
Also called black cohosh.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700, Americanism
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