Definition of Cohosh

1. Noun. A plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries.




Definition of Cohosh

1. n. A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), whose rootstock is used in medicine; -- also called pappoose root. The name is sometimes also given to the Cimicifuga racemosa, and to two species of Actæa, plants of the Crowfoot family.

Definition of Cohosh

1. Noun. A perennial American herb (''Caulophyllum thalictroides''), whose rootstock is used in medicine. ¹

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Definition of Cohosh

1. a medicinal plant [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Cohosh

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1. Organic materia medica: Including the Standard Remedies of the Leading by Parke, Davis & Company (1888)
"Fluid Extract Black cohosh Compound.—Not miscible with water. ... Powdered Extract Black cohosh.—One part equals five of the moisture with powdered Black ..."

2. Our Country Home: How We Transformed a Wisconsin Woodland by Frances Kinsley Hutchinson (1908)
"... with the assistance of the leaf and flower that these were blue cohosh berries. In a sheltered hollow the very last of October I found a blue lobelia in ..."

3. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"cohosh, f and are called White cohosh or Red cohosh, according to the color of the berries. In addition to this name the plants have acquired the name ..."

4. American Eclectic Obstetrics by John King (1855)
"Given in powder or decoction, Blue cohosh will frequently be found more desirable than ... It is sometimes combined with Black cohosh for this purpose, ..."

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