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Any of several plants of the genus Cimicifuga in the buttercup family, native to northern temperate regions and including the black cohosh.
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(Plants) any of several ranunculaceous plants of the genus Cimicifuga, esp C. foetida of Europe, whose flowers are reputed to repel insects
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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.
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|Noun||1.||bugbane - North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally|
|2.||bugbane - a plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects|
American bugbane, Cimicifuga americana, summer cohosh - bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers
black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa, rattle-top, black snakeroot - North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia
Cimicifuga foetida, fetid bugbane, foetid bugbane - bugbane of Siberia and eastern Asia having ill-smelling green-white flowers
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