Wolfsbane meaning

wo͝olfsbān
A poisonous aconite (Aconitum lycoctonum) of Eurasia, having racemes of usually yellowish flowers.
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Aconite; esp., a tall Eurasian plant (Aconitum lycoctonum) with showy, yellow flowers.
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Any of several poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum.
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Origin of wolfsbane

  • From wolf + bane, calque of Ancient Greek λυκοκτόνον (lukoktonon), from λύκος (lukos, “wolf") + κτείνω (kteinō, “I kill"). Influenced by Latin lycoctonum.

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