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monkshood

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noun monks·hood \ˈməŋ(k)s-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of monkshood

  1. :  any of a genus (Aconitum) of usually bluish flowered poisonous herbs of the buttercup family; especially :  a poisonous Eurasian herb (A. napellus) often cultivated for its showy terminal racemes of white or purplish flowers — compare wolfsbane




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monkshood

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noun monks·hood \ˈməŋ(k)s-ˌhu̇d\

Medical Definition of monkshood

  1. :  any plant of the genus Aconitum; especially :  a Eurasian herb (A. napellus) often cultivated for its showy white or purplish flowers that is extremely poisonous in all its parts—see aconite 2




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