aconite

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ac·o·nite

noun \ˈa-kə-ˌnīt\

Definition of ACONITE

1
:  monkshood
2
:  the dried poisonous tuberous root of a common monkshood (Aconitum napellus) used especially formerly for its medicinal properties (as in relieving pain)

Origin of ACONITE

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin aconitum, from Greek akoniton
First Known Use: 1548

Rhymes with ACONITE

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ac·o·nite

noun \ˈak-ə-ˌnīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACONITE

2
: the dried tuberous root of a monkshood (Aconitum napellus) formerly used as a cardiac and respiratory sedative

aconite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any member of two genera of perennial herbaceous plants of the buttercup family: Aconitum (monkshood or wolfsbane), consisting of summer-flowering poisonous plants, and Eranthis (winter aconite), consisting of spring-flowering ornamentals. The dried tuberous root of A. napellus was formerly used as a sedative and a painkiller.

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