from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several perennial herbs of the genus Actaea, native to northern temperate regions, having terminal clusters of red, white, or blackish berries.
- n. The poisonous berry of a plant of this genus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flowering plant of the genus Actaea.
- n. The poisonous berry of one of these plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus (Actæa) of plants, of the order Ranunculaceæ, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of plants of the genus Actæa: so called because of their nauseous poisonous berries. Also called herb-christopher. See Actæa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
- n. a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
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