herb Christopher


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n herb Christopher a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Christopher Columbus and crew landed in the New World they observed the natives using a nose pipe to smoke a strange new herb. The pipe was called a "tabaka" by the locals, hence our word tobacco.
    • Herb Christopher (Bot) an herb (Actæa spicata), whose root is used in nervous diseases; the baneberry. The name is occasionally given to other plants, as the royal fern, the wood betony, etc.
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