blue cohosh
noun Date: 1821 a perennial North American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides) of the barberry family that has greenish-yellow or purplish flowers and large blue berrylike fruits

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  • blue cohosh — n a tall herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides of the family Berberidaceae) of eastern No. America and Asia having large blue berrylike fruits and a thick knotty rootstock that was formerly used as an antispasmodic and emmenagogue * * * 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • blue cohosh — vingirinis stieblapis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raugerškinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Caulophyllum thalictroides), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (kavos pakaitalui) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue cohosh. — See under cohosh. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • blue cohosh. — See under cohosh. [1815 25, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue cohosh — noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally • Syn: ↑blueberry root, ↑papooseroot, ↑papoose root, ↑squawroot, ↑squaw root, ↑Caulophyllum thalictrioides,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cohosh — may refer to the herbs: Blue Cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides (Berberidaceae) Black Cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa (Ranunculaceae), now known as Actea racemosa This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Cohosh — papooseroot papooseroot, papoose root papoose root . (Bot.) A tall herb ({Caulophyllum thalictroides}) of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally; the {Cohosh}. See also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cohosh — noun Etymology: Eastern Abenaki kkwὰhas Date: 1789 any of several North American medicinal or poisonous plants: as a. black cohosh b. blue cohosh c. baneberry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cohosh — /koh hosh, koh hosh /, n. either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh), of the buttercup family, or Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh), of the barberry family, both used medicinally. [1790 1800,… …   Universalium

  • cohosh — co·hosh kō .häsh n any of several American medicinal or poisonous plants: as a) BLACK COHOSH b) BLUE COHOSH * * * co·hosh (ko hoshґ) [Algonquian] any of various North American medicinal plants …   Medical dictionary

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