baneberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baneberry a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
    • n baneberry a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Baneberry (Bot) A genus Act√¶a of plants, of the order Ranunculace√¶, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n baneberry The common name of plants of the genus Actæa: so called because of their nauseous poisonous berries. Also called herb-christopher. See Actæa.
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Usage

In literature:

The close kinship with the baneberries is detected at once on examining one of these flowers.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
There is baneberry, whose very name sufficiently describes its dangerous nature.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
Even as it was, I felt myself fortunate to have seen the baneberry in one of its few native haunts.
"The Call of the Wildflower" by Henry S. Salt
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In news:

Baneberry is toxic berry.
For my money, I like the Baneberry nuclear test.
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