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.
Even as it was, I felt myself fortunate to have seen the baneberry in one of its few native haunts.
The Call of the Wildflower Henry S. Salt
There is baneberry, whose very name sufficiently describes its dangerous nature.
Falling in Love Grant Allen
noun (pl) -ries
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
destructive; pernicious: a baneful superstition. deadly; poisonous: baneful herbs. Historical Examples Improvement would come, by a delivery from his baneful habit, and by strengthening his principles. Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill The baneful effects of forcing the voice is clearly set forth. The Child-Voice in Singing Francis E. Howard The baneful effects of the […]
Sir Surendranath [soo-ren-druh-naht] /sʊˈrɛn drəˌnɑt/ (Show IPA), 1848–1925, Indian political leader. Historical Examples Original authority quoted by Mr. Banerjea in footnote on p. 103. The Political Future of India Lajpat Rai “Legislation was not among the powers entrusted to a king,” says Mr. Banerjea. The Political Future of India Lajpat Rai The authorities on these […]
a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence. a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants): wolfsbane; henbane. death; destruction; ruin. Obsolete. that which causes death or destroys life: entrapped and drowned beneath the watery bane. Contemporary Examples “What they are really […]
Also called Banffshire [bamf-sheer, -sher] /ˈbæmf ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in NE Scotland. a seaport in this district. a resort town in Banff National Park. Historical Examples All these routes will bring you to the eastern portal of the mountains at Calgary, and on to Banff and other points in the Parks. […]