- 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
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.Woodcraft
She learned the uses and prices of the plant, and also made drawings of cohosh, moonseed and bloodroot.
- any of several North American plants, such as the blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides: family Leonticaceae) and black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa: family Ranunculaceae)