monkshood

noun monks·hood \ ˈməŋ(k)s-ˌhu̇d \

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

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1577

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monkshood

noun monks·hood \ ˈməŋ(k)s-ˌhu̇d \

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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