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1. See aconite.
2. A poisonous aconite (Aconitum napellus) native to Europe, having racemes of blue or purple flowers.


(Plants) any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. napellus, that have hooded blue-purple flowers



any plant of the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, esp. A. napellus, bearing flowers with a hood-shaped sepal and yielding a poisonous alkaloid used medicinally.
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Noun1.monkshood - a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowersmonkshood - a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
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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