Definition of Bugbane

1. Noun. North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally.




2. Noun. A plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects.

Definition of Bugbane

1. n. A perennial white-flowered herb of the order Ranunculaceæ and genus Cimiciguga; bugwort. There are several species.

Definition of Bugbane

1. Noun. The baneberry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bugbane

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bugbane

1. A perennial white-flowered herb of the order Ranunculaceae and genus Cimiciguga; bugwort. There are several species. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bugbane

bug-eyed
bug-eyed monster
bug-eyed monsters
bug-hunter
bug boy
bug juice
bug magnet
bug off
bug out
bug spray
bugaboo
bugaboos
bugan
bugans
bugbane (current term)
bugbanes
bugbear
bugbears
bugboy
bugboys
bugeye
bugeyes
bugfish
bugfix
bugfixes
bugfree
buggan
buggane
bugganes

Literary usage of Bugbane

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant-breeding: Being Six Lectures Upon the Amelioration of Domestic Plants by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1912)
"The wild bugbane, or cimicifuga, is seen in Fig. 6, natural size. Here is a long spike or cluster of flowers. At the top are the unopened buds, ..."

2. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1859)
"(AMERICAN bugbane.) Racemes slender, panicled ; ovaries mostly 5, glabrous ; pods stalked, flattened, veiny, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"... A mushroom that used to be smeared over bedsteads to destroy bugs.'—Prior, p. 31. bugbane. Given by Nemnich as 'a. Cimicifuga; b. ..."

4. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"FALSE bugbane. Sepals usually 4 (3 to 5), concave, petal-like, soon deciduous. Petals none. Pistils numerous. ..."

5. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"bugbane. BLACK SNAKEROOT. Cimicifuga racemosa. Crowfoot Family. Stem.—Three to eight feet high. Leaves.—Divided, the leaflets toothed or incised. Flowers. ..."

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