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    • any one of different, generally poisonous perennial herbs…
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aconite definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different, generally poisonous perennial herbs of this genus Aconitum, having tuberous roots, palmately lobed leaves, blue or white plants with large hoodlike upper sepals, and an aggregate of follicles.
    • The dried out leaves and roots of many of these plants, which give a poisonous alkaloid that has been previously used medicinally.
    • The natural herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; any plant of the genus Aconitum, all of the species of which are poisonous.
    • An extract or tincture acquired from Aconitum napellus, utilized as a poison and medicinally.
    • The natural herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- put on any plant for the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all of the types of which are toxic.
    • An extract or tincture acquired from Aconitum napellus, utilized as a poison and medicinally.
    • The plant wolf's-bane or monk's-hood, Aconitum Napellus.
    • An extract or tincture for this plant, made use of as a poison so when a medicine.
    • any of numerous typically toxic plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous origins and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white blossoms
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