bugbane
noun Date: 1804 any of several perennial herbs (genus Cimicifuga) of the buttercup family; especially black cohosh

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bugbane — Bug bane , n. (Bot.) A perennial white flowered herb of the order {Ranunculace[ae]} and genus {Cimiciguga}; bugwort. There are several species. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bugbane — [bug′bān΄] n. any of a genus (Cimicifuga) of perennial plants of the buttercup family, with long spikes of small white flowers whose offensive odor is supposed to repel insects …   English World dictionary

  • bugbane — noun 1. North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally • Syn: ↑white hellebore, ↑American hellebore, ↑Indian poke, ↑Veratrum viride • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore, ↑false …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugbane — blakinė juodžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Actaea cimicifuga), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Actaea cimicifuga angl. bugbane; Chinese cimicifuga; foetid bugbane šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bugbane — dvokiančioji blakėžudė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Cimicifuga foetida), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cimicifuga foetida angl. bugbane; Chinese cimicifuga; foetid… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bugbane — /bug bayn /, n. any of several tall, erect plants belonging to the genus Cimicifuga, of the buttercup family, as C. americana, of the eastern U.S., having loose, elongated clusters of white flowers. [1795 1805; BUG1 + BANE; so called because it… …   Universalium

  • bugbane — noun The baneberry …   Wiktionary

  • bugbane — bug·bane bəg .bān n a plant of the genus Cimicifuga esp BLACK COHOSH …   Medical dictionary

  • bugbane — noun a tall plant with spikes of cream or yellow flowers and fern like leaves, formerly used to drive away bedbugs. [Cimifuga foetida and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bugbane — bug•bane [[t]ˈbʌgˌbeɪn[/t]] n. pln 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 • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

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