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noun pl. baneberries
- any of a genus (Actaea) of plants of the buttercup family, with clusters of fleshy, white or red, poisonous berries
- the berry of any of these plants
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- Any of several perennial herbs of the genus Actaea, native to northern temperate regions, having terminal clusters of red, white, or blackish berries.
- The poisonous berry of a plant of this genus.