EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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. Origin of cohosh 1790–1800, ; < Americanism Eastern Abenaki kk wὰhas
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Examples from the Web for cohosh Historical Examples of cohosh
You should be able to design a number of pretty things from the
cohosh leaves and berries, too.
Another flower of the summer woods and hillsides is the
Cohosh, with a stem from three to eight feet high.
She learned the uses and prices of the plant, and also made drawings of
cohosh, moonseed and bloodroot. British Dictionary definitions for cohosh noun any of several North American plants, such as the blue cohosh ( Caulophyllum thalictroides: family Leonticaceae) and black cohosh ( Cimicifuga racemosa: family Ranunculaceae) Word Origin for cohosh
C18: probably of Algonquian origin
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