cohosh

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cohosh

cohosh (kōhŏshˈ), name for several plants, among them baneberry and black cohosh, a species of bugbane, both of the buttercup family; and blue cohosh, a member of the barberry family. Both families are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Ranunculales.
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