Definition of rattlesnake herb in English:

rattlesnake herb

noun

rare
  • 1A goldenrod (genus Solidago).

  • 2Either of two North American baneberries, red baneberry (Actaea rubra) and white baneberry (A. pachypoda).

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America.