/koh"hosh, koh hosh"/, n.
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.
[1790-1800, Amer.; < Eastern Abenaki kkwàhas]

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