monkshood


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monkshood:

see aconiteaconite
, monkshood,
or wolfsbane,
any of several species of the genus Aconitum of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family), hardy perennial plants of the north temperate zone, growing wild or cultivated for ornamental or medicinal purposes.
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monkshood

[′məŋks‚hu̇d]
(botany)

monkshood

any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. napellus, that have hooded blue-purple flowers
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According to the indictment, the women conspired with Shigeru Yagi, a 51-year-old moneylender suspected to be a central figure in the case, to have Sato eat a Japanese sweet-bean bun laced with 7 grams of monkshood at Sato's home.
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Aconitum, common monkshood, is an unbelievable killer and the only time you'd ever take aconitum internally is if you were trying to kill off another poison.
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Flowers which might send a negative, or at least a mixed message, include begonias, which mean "beware;" pink larkspur, which mean fickleness; monkshood or mock orange flowers which represent deceit; and the bachelor's button - celibacy.
Shuichi Sato was allegedly served a Japanese sweet-bean bun laced with a fatal amount of monkshood herb June 3, 1995, at his house in Honjo in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo.
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These include all the spurges (Euphorbia), delphiniums, monkshood (Aconitum), the flamboyant castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), foxgloves (Digitalis), lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis), morning glory (Ipomea) and Laburnum.