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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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Clover and wild strawberries, baneberry and buttercups.
Common herbaceous species included sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis), baneberry (Actea spp.), false lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum canadensis), wild vetch (Vicia americana), and Virginia anemone (Anemone virginiana).
Deadly nightshade (black berries), climbing nightshade (red or black berries), poison ivy and poison sumac (white berries), and plants such as baneberry, doll's eyes, leopardsbane and a host of unfamiliar plants are best admired at a distance.
Oregon State golfer Alex Moore was eliminated on the 19th hole by Scott Kammann, of Baneberry, Tenn., and Sean Maekawa of Oregon was defeated 1 up by J.
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Actaea pachypoda Elliot; SYN: Actaea alba (L.) Miller; Doll's Eyes, White Baneberry; Slope woods; Rare; C = 7; BSUH 14913.
The white berries of Symphoricarpos albus (snowberry) are poisonous, as are the white or red berries of Actaea rubra (baneberry).