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Meaning of ACONITE

Pronunciation:  'aku`nIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers
 

ACONITE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: Aconitum, Aconitum lycoctonum, Aconitum napellus, genus Aconitum, helmet flower, helmetflower, monkshood, poisonous plant, wolfbane, wolf's bane, wolfsbane

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac"o*nite\, n. [L. aconitum, Gr. ?: cf. F. aconit.]
1. (Bot.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any
   plant of the genus {Aconitum} (tribe {Hellebore}), all the
   species of which are poisonous.

2. An extract or tincture obtained from {Aconitum napellus},
   used as a poison and medicinally.

{Winter aconite}, a plant ({Eranthis hyemalis}) allied to the
   aconites.

 

 

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