Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. The plant is also called black cohosh, black snakeroot, rattlesnake root, and bugwort.

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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 Date: 1804 any of several perennial herbs (genus Cimicifuga) of the buttercup family; especially black cohosh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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