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aconite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aconite  \Ac"o*nite\,  n.  [L.  aconitum,  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  aconit.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  herb  wolfsbane,  or  monkshood;  --  applied  to  any 
  plant  of  the  genus  {Aconitum}  (tribe  {Hellebore}),  all  the 
  species  of  which  are  poisonous. 
 
  2.  An  extract  or  tincture  obtained  from  {Aconitum  napellus}, 
  used  as  a  poison  and  medicinally. 
 
  {Winter  aconite},  a  plant  ({Eranthis  hyemalis})  allied  to  the 
  aconites. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aconite 
  n  :  any  of  various  usually  poisonous  plants  of  the  genus 
  Aconitum  having  tuberous  roots  and  palmately  lobed  leaves 
  and  blue  or  white  flowers 




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