Aconitum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aconitum genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aconitum The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it. "Strong
      As aconitum or rash gunpowder."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aconitum A genus of poisonous herbs, natural order Ranunculaceæ, including 20 species, natives of the mountains of the northern hemisphere. They have very irregular, showy flowers, and are often found in cultivation, as the common monk's-hood (A. Napellus) and wolf's-bane (A. lycoctonum). The roots and leaves, chiefly of A. Napellus, are used medicinally. See aconitin. The bikh of Nêpal, used in poisoning arrows and also as a source of aconitin, is derived mainly from A. ferox.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Aconite

Usage

In literature:

Aconitum, peloria and reversion.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Aconitum napellus, and Pulsatilla, which are sufficient for all ordinary cases.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
In wet sheltered spots, Iris angustifolia, Aconitum, foliis aconitoideum, on the sward Euphorbia radians.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Aconitum autumnale, 5. japonicum, 6.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
The aconitum is equally pernicious to animals.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Aconitum orochryseum, Stapf, sp.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
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