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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bugbane  \Bug"bane`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  white-flowered  herb  of  the  order 
  {Ranunculace[ae]}  and  genus  {Cimiciguga};  bugwort.  There  are 
  several  species. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bugbane 
  n  1:  North  American  plant  having  large  leaves  and  yellowish  green 
  flowers  growing  in  racemes;  yields  a  toxic  alkaloid  used 
  medicinally  [syn:  {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 




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