Cohosh Definition

kōhŏsh
noun
Any of several American herbs, as bugbane and baneberry.
Webster's New World
A North American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides) of the barberry family, formerly used medicinally by the Indians.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cohosh

Noun

Singular:
cohosh
Plural:
cohoshes

Origin of Cohosh

  • From an Algonquian word meaning "rough", probably Eastern Abenaki / Penobscot *kkwὰhas. Compare Massachusett kushki (“(it is) rough”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Eastern Abenaki kkwὰhas

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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