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Etymology 1Edit

Actaea spicata (type species)

From Latin actaea (baneberry).

Proper nounEdit

Actaea f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Actaeeaebaneberry or bugbane, flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Etymology 2Edit

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Particularly: "the crab genus"

From Ancient Greek ἁκτή (haktḗ, coast, shore). This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Proper nounEdit

Actaea f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Xanthidae — various mud crabs.

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