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noun, plural bane·ber·ries.
- 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.
- the berry of such a plant.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for baneberry
Even as it was, I felt myself fortunate to have seen the baneberry in one of its few native haunts.
There is baneberry, whose very name sufficiently describes its dangerous nature.
British Dictionary definitions for baneberry
- Also called: (Brit) herb Christopher, (US) cohosh any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Actaea, esp A. spicata, which has small white flowers and red or white poisonous berries
- a berry of any of these plants
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