Aconite meaning

ăkə-nīt
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Any of various usually poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum in the buttercup family, having tuberous roots, palmately lobed leaves, and blue, purple, or white flowers with a large hoodlike upper sepal.
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The dried leaves and roots of some of these plants, which yield a poisonous alkaloid that was formerly used medicinally.
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Any of a genus (Aconitum) of poisonous plants of the buttercup family, with blue, purple, or yellow hoodlike flowers; monkshood; wolfsbane.
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A rapidly acting poisonous drug usually made from the dried roots of a European monkshood (Aconitum napellus) and formerly used as a cardiac and respiratory sedative.
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Any of various usually poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum in the buttercup family, having tuberous roots, palmately lobed leaves, and blue, purple, or white flowers with a large hoodlike upper sepal.
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The dried leaves and roots of some of these plants, which yield a poisonous alkaloid that was formerly used medicinally.
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(botany) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; any plant of the genus Aconitum, all the species of which are poisonous.
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(toxicology) An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.
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Origin of aconite

  • French aconit from Latin aconītum from Greek akonīton perhaps from neuter sing. of akonītos without dust or struggle a- without a–1 konis dust

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French aconit, from Latin aconitum, from Ancient Greek ἀκόνιτον (akoniton).

    From Wiktionary