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Noun: bugbane  'búg,beyn
  1. North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally
    - white hellebore, American hellebore, Indian poke, Veratrum viride
  2. A plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects

Derived forms: bugbanes

Type of: false hellebore, hellebore, ligneous plant, woody plant

Part of: Cimicifuga, genus Cimicifuga

Encyclopedia: Bugbane