black snake-root

black snakeroot

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.

1690–1700, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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black snakeroot

1. deciduous low-growing perennial of Canada and eastern and central United States [syn: Canada ginger
2. North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia [syn: black cohosh
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