Definition of Actaea
1. Noun. Baneberry.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Buttercup Family, Crowfoot Family, Family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae
Member holonyms: Baneberry, Cohosh, Herb Christopher
Lexicographical Neighbors of Actaea
Literary usage of Actaea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"We may now examine briefly the whole genus Actaea as it stands at present. ... Actaea spicata var. alba L. Sp. PL 504. 1753. Actaea alba Mill. Card. ..."
2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"She suffers from some headache after the actaea. Pulse, 84, regular. ... The actaea was administered in the form of the tincture, the dose being 5ss. three ..."
3. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Mohr (1901)
"Actaea racemosa L. Sp. PI. 1:504. 1763. Alleghenian to Carolinian area. Southern Ontario, southwestern New England, west to Wisconsin, south along the ..."
4. A handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1876)
"Chorea, it is said, whether rheumatic or otherwise, yields to actaea. I have put this statement to the test of experience, and found that actaea fails ..."
5. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"Genus Actaea de Haan, 1833. 32. Actaea tomentosa (HM-Edw.), 1834. ... Diagnosis: "An Actaea with the carapace broad (length : breadth = about 7 : 10) and ..."