Cimicifuga

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cimicifuga small genus of perennial herbs of north temperate regions: bugbane
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cimicifuga A genus of plants, natural order Ranunculaceæ, closely allied to Actæa; the bugworts or bugbanes. The species are perennial herbs, natives of Europe, Siberia, and North America. The European C. fætula is very fetid, and is used for driving away vermin. The American black snake-root is C. racemosa, the root of which is used as a remedy in rheumatism, chorea, dropsy, chronic bronchitis, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cimicifuga the genus of bugworts or bugbanes, natural order Ranunculace√¶
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cimex.

Usage

In literature:

The principal homeopathic remedies for this disease are ergot and cimicifuga, given in drop-doses of the tinctures.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Cimicifuga Racemosa (L.) Nutt.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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