nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An eastern North American perennial herb (Cimicifuga racemosa) having large, pinnately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers. Also called black snakeroot.