Meaning of bugbane

bug•bane

Pronunciation: (bug'bān"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several tall, erect plants belonging to the genus Cimicifuga, of the buttercup family, as C. americana, of the eastern U.S., having loose, elongated clusters of white flowers.
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