from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an herb (Actæa spicata), whose root is used in nervous diseases; the baneberry. The name is occasionally given to other plants, as the royal fern, the wood betony, etc.
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- n. a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
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