The herb wolfsbane or monkshood put on any plant of the genus Aconitum tribe Hellebore all the types of which are poisonous
- any one of different typically poisonous plants for the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white plants
- The natural herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- placed on any plant regarding the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all species of which are toxic.
- An extract or tincture acquired from Aconitum napellus, utilized as a poison and medicinally.
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poisonous plant (also known as monkshood and wolf's bane), 1570s, from French aconit, from Latin aconitum, from Greek akoniton, which is of unknown origin.
(letter.) The natural herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- placed on any plant of genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), most of the species of that are poisonous.
- (letter.) An extract or tincture acquired from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.
Many species of aconite are cultivated in gardens, some having blue and others yellow flowers.