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1. See aconite.
2. A poisonous aconite (Aconitum lycoctonum) of Eurasia, having racemes of usually yellowish flowers.


(ˈwʊlfsˌbeɪn) or


(Plants) any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. lycoctonum, which has yellow hoodlike flowers



1. any of several plants of the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, esp. A. lycoctonum, bearing hood-shaped purplish blue flowers.
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Noun1.wolfsbane - poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstockwolfsbane - poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstock
aconite - 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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