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- n. A virulent poison extracted from Aconitum ferox or other species of aconite.
- n. The plant itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The East Indian name of a virulent poison extracted from Aconitum ferox or other species of aconite: also, the plant itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given by the natives of Nepāl to a most virulent poison derived from the roots of Aconitum ferox and probably other species of aconite, and to the roots themselves; Nepāl aconite. Also called bish, bishma, or bisk.
Potentilla, Paris_ and _Convallariae, _ one of the latter has verticillate leaves, and its root also called "bikh," is considered a very virulent poison.
There are many species of the plant found in different parts of the world, and nearly a dozen kinds in the Himalaya Mountains themselves; but the one pointed out by Ossaroo was the _Aconitum ferox_ of botanists, the species from which the celebrated "bikh" poison of the
"Come, Sahib! me show you bikh plant -- plenty grow here."
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