Definition of Genus 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 Genus Actaea
Literary usage of Genus 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)
"In the genus Actaea the species are all remarkably similar in foliage and habit, almost the only sharply contrasting characters being found in the thickness ..."
2. Drugs and medicines of North America: A Publication Devoted to the by John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd (1885)
"The genus Actaea was known to the earliest botanists from a species native of Europe, the Acta;a spicata. In the crudest state of botanical classification ..."
3. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"Colour in spirit : white. Dredged in 30 fathoms in Mulaku Atoll. genus Actaea de Haan, 1833. 32. Actaea tomentosa (HM-Edw.), 1834. Alcock, in. p. 140. ..."
4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The genus Actaea has four deciduous sepals, four petals, and a single baccate carpel.—A. spicata, the Baneberry or Herb Christopher, is a native of the ..."
5. Zoologische Ergebnisse einer im Auftrage by Robby Kossmann (1877)
"In dieser Hinsicht halte ich sogar eine Theilung des alten genus Actaea für nöthig, und schlage vor, davon unter dem Gattungsnamen ..."