AskDefine | Define aconite

Dictionary Definition

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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Etymology

From aconit, from aconitum, from sc=polytonic.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈækənaɪt/

Noun

  1. The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; any plant of the genus Aconitum, all the species of which are poisonous.
  2. An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.

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