wolfsbane

noun
wolfs·​bane | \ ˈwu̇lfs-ˌbān How to pronounce wolfsbane (audio) \

Definition of wolfsbane

: any of several monkshoods (especially Aconitum napellus or A. lycoctonum)

First Known Use of wolfsbane

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Wolfsbane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolfsbane. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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wolfsbane

noun
wolfs·​bane | \ ˈwu̇lfs-ˌbān How to pronounce wolfsbane (audio) \

Medical Definition of wolfsbane

: a plant of the genus Aconitum especially : a monkshood (A. napellus) that is the source of the drug aconite

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