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bane·ber·ry

 (bān′bĕr′ē)
n.
1. Any of several perennial herbs of the genus Actaea in the buttercup family, native to northern temperate regions, having terminal clusters of red, white, or blackish berries.
2. The poisonous berry of a plant of this genus.

baneberry

(ˈbeɪnbərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) Also called: herb Christopher (Brit) or cohosh (US)any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Actaea, esp A. spicata, which has small white flowers and red or white poisonous berries
2. (Plants) a berry of any of these plants

bane•ber•ry

(ˈbeɪnˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. any plant belonging to the genus Actaea, of the buttercup family, having large compound leaves, spikes of small white flowers, and poisonous red or white berries.
2. the berry of such a plant.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baneberry - a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaeabaneberry - a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
cohosh, herb Christopher, baneberry - a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
berry - a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)
2.baneberry - a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berriesbaneberry - a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
Actaea, genus Actaea - baneberry
baneberry - a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
Actaea rubra, red baneberry, snakeberry, redberry, red-berry - North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries
Actaea alba, doll's eyes, white baneberry, white bead, white cohosh - North American herb with white poisonous berries
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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