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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalietroides. Its root is said by some to be an emmenagogue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A tall herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides) of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally; the Cohosh. See also cohosh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
  • noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally

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