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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.
Historical Examples

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


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