friar's-cowl

noun
plural friar's-cowls

Definition of friar's-cowl 

: any of several plants having a cowled flower or inflorescence: such as

a : a European arum (Arisarum vulgare) with a cowl-shaped spathe

b : cuckoopint

c : a common Old World monkshood (Aconitum napellus) having flowers with the helmet convex to hemispherical or arched

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