monkshood

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monks·hood

noun \ˈməŋ(k)s-ˌhd\

Definition of MONKSHOOD

:  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

First Known Use of MONKSHOOD

1577

monks·hood

noun \ˈməŋ(k)s-ˌhd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONKSHOOD

: 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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