black cohoshblack cohosh
a type of bugbane whose roots and rhizomes are used variously in alternative medicine
Origin of black cohosh; from cohosh ; from Eastern Abenaki
An eastern North American perennial herb (Actaea racemosa syn. Cimicifuga racemosa) in the buttercup family, having large, pinnately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers.
(countable and uncountable, plural black cohoshes)
- A smooth herb, Actaea racemosa, marketed for medicinal use.