Meaning of cohosh

co•hosh

Pronunciation: (kō'hosh, kō-hosh'), [key]
— n.
  1. either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifuga racemosaof the buttercup family, or Caulophyllum thalictroidesof the barberry family, both used medicinally.
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