wolf's bane


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Related to wolf's bane: Devil's helmet
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Noun1.wolf's bane - poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstockwolf's bane - 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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References in classic literature ?
But--would your worship believe it?--my broomstick hath strangely disappeared, stolen, as I suspect, by that unhanged witch, Goody Cory, and that, too, when I was all anointed with the juice of smallage, and cinquefoil, and wolf's bane"
Its natural ingredient is Arnica montana, a European flowering plant, also known by such names as leopard's bane, wolf's bane, mountain tobacco and commonly used in herbal remedies.