Wolfsbane Definition

wo͝olfsbān
noun

Aconite; esp., a tall Eurasian plant (Aconitum lycoctonum) with showy, yellow flowers.

Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Aconitum lycoctonum
  • wolf's bane
  • wolfbane
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Other Word Forms of Wolfsbane

Noun

Singular:
wolfsbane
Plural:
wolfsbanes

Origin of Wolfsbane

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

    From Wiktionary

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