wolfsbane

noun wolfs·bane \ ˈwu̇lfs-ˌbān \

Definition of wolfsbane

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

First Known Use of wolfsbane

1548

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wolfsbane

noun wolfs·bane \ ˈwu̇lfs-ˌbān \

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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