aconite; esp., a tall Eurasian plant (Aconitum lycoctonum) with showy, yellow flowers
Origin of wolfsbanetranslated, translation of Classical Latin lycoctonum from Classical Greek lykoktonon from lykos, wolf + base of kteinein, to kill
- See aconite.
- A poisonous aconite (Aconitum lycoctonum) of Eurasia, having racemes of usually yellowish flowers.
- Any of several poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum.