Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.
  • n. Aconitum, a genus of plants in the family Ranunculaceae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of poisonous herbs, natural order Ranunculaceæ, including 20 species, natives of the mountains of the northern hemisphere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal

Etymologies

From Latin aconītum ("wolfsbane, monkshood"). See aconite. (Wiktionary)

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