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Related to monkshoods: aconite


1. See aconite.
2. A poisonous aconite (Aconitum napellus) native to Europe, having racemes of blue or purple flowers.
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(Plants) any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. napellus, that have hooded blue-purple flowers
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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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[ˈmʌŋkshʊd] Nacónito m
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(Buckwheat is a relative of smartweeds.) Unfortunately, being innocuous is what allows wild buckwheat to insinuate itself into my garden, twining its fine stems around the coneflowers, monkshoods and honeysuckle vines.
The monkshoods do not find their place in transformations of society presence, though later more monkhoods (men's and women's) were created, but they are plunged in their inside activity, poorly communicating and keeping relationship interplay.
Autumn colour in the herbaceous border has taken a bit of a hammering from the rain this year, so much so that no sooner had the monkshoods, the bear's breeches and toad lilies flowered than they were flattened by the latest in a succession of storms.