noun Date: 1755 any of several perennial herbs (genus Actaea) of the buttercup family having acrid poisonous berries; also one of the berries

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  • Baneberry — Baneberry, TN U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 366 Housing Units (2000): 186 Land area (2000): 1.805147 sq. miles (4.675308 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000905 sq. miles (0.002345 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.806052 sq. miles (4.677653… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Baneberry — Bane ber ry, n. (Bot.) A genus {(Act[ae]a)} of plants, of the order {Ranunculace[ae]}, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baneberry — [bān′ber΄ē] n. pl. baneberries 1. any of a genus (Actaea) of plants of the buttercup family, with clusters of fleshy, white or red, poisonous berries 2. the berry of any of these plants …   English World dictionary

  • baneberry — /bayn ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. baneberries. 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.… …   Universalium

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  • baneberry — noun (plural baneberries) a plant with fluffy spikes of creamy white flowers and shiny berries. [Actaea spicata (herb Christopher) and other species.] ↘the bitter, often poisonous berry of the baneberry …   English new terms dictionary

  • baneberry — varpotoji juodžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Actaea spicata), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Actaea spicata angl. baneberry; herb Christopher vok. Ähren… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • baneberry — juodžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Actaea). atitikmenys: lot. Actaea angl. baneberry; herb Christopher vok. Christophskraut; Hexenkraut rus. актея; воронец lenk. czerniec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • baneberry — noun a) A flowering plant of the genus Actaea. b) The poisonous berry of one of these plants …   Wiktionary

  • baneberry — bane·ber·ry bān .ber ē, Brit often & US sometimes b(ə )rē n, pl ber·ries 1) the acid poisonous berry of any plant of the genus Actaea 2) a plant of the genus Actaea …   Medical dictionary

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