American bugbane

noun
bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers
Hypernyms: ↑bugbane

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bugbane — noun 1. North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally • Syn: ↑white hellebore, ↑American hellebore, ↑Indian poke, ↑Veratrum viride • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore, ↑false …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugbane — /bug bayn /, n. any of several tall, erect plants belonging to the genus Cimicifuga, of the buttercup family, as C. americana, of the eastern U.S., having loose, elongated clusters of white flowers. [1795 1805; BUG1 + BANE; so called because it… …   Universalium

  • American hellebore — noun North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally • Syn: ↑white hellebore, ↑Indian poke, ↑bugbane, ↑Veratrum viride • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore, ↑false hellebore * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugbane — bug•bane [[t]ˈbʌgˌbeɪn[/t]] n. pln any of several tall E North American plants of the genus Cimicifuga, of the buttercup family, bearing erect spikes of white flowers that exude an unpleasant odor • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • bugbane — Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • summer cohosh — noun bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers • Syn: ↑American bugbane, ↑Cimicifuga americana • Hypernyms: ↑bugbane * * * noun : a bugbane (Cimicifuga americana) of eastern No. American woodlands with chaffy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black snakeroot — noun 1. deciduous low growing perennial of Canada and eastern and central United States • Syn: ↑Canada ginger, ↑Asarum canadense • Hypernyms: ↑wild ginger 2. North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cimicifuga americana — noun bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers • Syn: ↑American bugbane, ↑summer cohosh • Hypernyms: ↑bugbane …   Useful english dictionary

  • rattle-top — noun North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia • Syn: ↑black cohosh, ↑black snakeroot, ↑Cimicifuga racemosa • Hypernyms: ↑bugbane * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a bugbane ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • black cohosh — noun North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia • Syn: ↑black snakeroot, ↑rattle top, ↑Cimicifuga racemosa • Hypernyms: ↑bugbane …   Useful english dictionary

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