wolfsbane


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wolfsbane:

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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wolfsbane

[′wu̇lfs‚bān]
(botany)
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(24.) Also called monkshood and wolfsbane, aconite is a poisonous drug derived from the tuberous root of Aconitunt napellus.
Other prickly candidates include creeping juniper, common holly, firethorn (pyracantha), juniper and purple berberis.terrors Aconitum - also known as 4Toxic monkshood or wolfsbane - is among the most toxic of plants, with ingestion of even a small amount causing stomach upsets.
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