follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

cohosh

[koh-hosh, koh-hosh] /ˈkoʊ hɒʃ, koʊˈhɒʃ/
noun
1.
either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) of the buttercup family, or Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh) of the barberry family, both used medicinally.
Origin
Eastern Abenaki
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; < Eastern Abenaki kkwὰhas
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for cohosh

cohosh

/ˈkəʊhɒʃ; kəʊˈhɒʃ/
noun
1.
any of several North American plants, such as the blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides: family Leonticaceae) and black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa: family Ranunculaceae)
Word Origin
C18: probably of Algonquian origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cohosh

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cohosh

14
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cohosh