Definition of Baneberry

1. Noun. A poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea.

Group relationships: Cohosh, Herb Christopher
Generic synonyms: Berry



2. Noun. A plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries.

Definition of Baneberry

1. n. A genus (Actæa) of plants, of the order Ranunculaceæ, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous.

Definition of Baneberry

1. Noun. A flowering plant of the genus ''Actaea''. ¹

2. Noun. The poisonous berry of one of these plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baneberry

1. [n -BERRIES]

Medical Definition of Baneberry

1. A genus (Actaea) of plants, of the order Ranunculaceae, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baneberry

bandwagons
bandwidth
bandwidths
bandy
bandy-leg
bandy-legged
bandy about
bandy legs
bandying
bandyings
bandylite
bandyman
bandymen
bane
baneberries
baneberry (current term)
baned
baneful
banefully
banefulness
banes
banewort
bang-up
bang about
bang around
bang away
bang flag gun
bang for the buck
bang on

Literary usage of Baneberry

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1. Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1895)
"shape; the stems which bear the fruit are very thick, and turn red when the berries are fully ripe. The baneberry is a very familiar object in the moist, ..."

2. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany, a Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1880)
"A. alba, WHITE baneberry. Taller than the other, smoother, and flowering a week or two ... Ц Like baneberry, but tall, with very long racemes (1° -3°), ..."

3. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"ACT S. A (baneberry*). — Vigorous perennials of the Buttercup order, 3 ft. to 6 ft. high, thriving in free soil ; flower spikes, white and long, ..."

4. The Stock-poisoning plants of Montana: A Preliminary Report by Victor King Chesnut, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1901)
"Had a stronger extract been made from leaves more thoroughly shredded, it would undoubtedly have given the characteristic tests for prussic acid. baneberry. ..."

5. Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains by Julia W. Henshaw (1915)
"RED baneberry Actaa rubra. Crowfoot Family Stems: one to six feet high from a ... The Red baneberry is a perennial herb, not a shrub, and grows to the ..."

6. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"The white baneberry has white berries with red ... white berries with red stalks, and one or two American forms of the common baneberry are in cultivation. ..."

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