Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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