American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See aconite.
- n. A slender, erect, poisonous perennial herb (Aconitum napellus) native to northern Europe, having violet flowers and whose dried leaves and roots yield aconite.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Aconitum, especially A. Napellus. Also called friar's-cap, foxbane, helmet-flower, Jacob's-chariot, and wolf's-bane. See Aconitum and aconite.
- n. countable Any of various poisonous plants, of the genus Aconitum, with blue or white flowers in the shape of a hood
- n. uncountable The dried leaves or flowers of these plants formerly used as a source of medicinal alkaloids
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Aconitum; aconite. See aconite.
- n. a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
- monks + hood (Wiktionary)
“Water slipped by and beneath it, enough to send a trickle on down, but in the shade, a large, still pool had formed, and by its side long stalks of monkshood bent under the weight of their blue flowers.”
“A few flowers remained in bloom, some pale lavender phlox that contrasted nicely against the brooding dark monkshood, and some roses, deep red climbers, their fragrance still heady this late in the season.”
“One day, I hope we'll sit over a drink (tea, wine, beer, coffee--I'm not fussy) and discuss family trees and troop movements and what to call things like monkshood before there were monks (well, that one's relatively easy: wolfsbane) and so on.”
“The arrows must have been dipped in a poison extracted from the monkshood flower, and the urn was marked to make the lethal arrows distinctive.”
“It was a flower, the blossom of the monkshood plant.”
“The white monkshood (Aconitum reclinatum) is found in moist mountain woods and adjacent floodplains of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and is endangered in the state (Wiegman, 1985, p. 57).”
“Dame's rocket, sweet William, monkshood, and meadow rue -- the old-fashioned names are so much prettier.”
“Outside, the spikes of monkshood and delphinium stood erect and motionless against the shadow of the hillside.”
“The house door was standing open, and he went out beyond the porch, and stood where the monkshood rose at the corner of the garden bed.”
“Ah, my sorrowful, his cloister dreeping of his monkshood, how it is triste to death, all his dark ivytod!”
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