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 for bugbane
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bugbane \Bug"bane`\, n. (Bot.)
     A perennial white-flowered herb of the order
     Ranunculace[ae] and genus Cimiciguga; bugwort. There are
     several species.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, bugbane, 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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