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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.
(Plants) any of several ranunculaceous plants of the genus Cimicifuga, esp C. foetida of Europe, whose flowers are reputed to repel insects
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