from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Cimicifuga, native to northern temperate regions and including the black cohosh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The baneberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A perennial white-flowered herb of the order Ranunculaceæ and genus Cimiciguga; bugwort. There are several species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to species of the ranuneulaceous genus of plants Cimicifuga, in Europe to C. fætens, and in the United States to C. racemosa and C. Americana, from their reputed virtues as destroyers of bugs. The name is sometimes applied to the white hellebore, Veratrum viridc. Also called bugwort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects
- n. North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally
bug + bane (Wiktionary)