noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Aconitum) of usually bluish flowered poisonous herbs of the buttercup family; especially a poisonous Eurasian herb (A. napellus) often cultivated for its showy terminal racemes of white or purplish flowers — compare wolfsbane

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  • Monkshood — Monks hood , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Aconitum}; aconite. See {Aconite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkshood — (n.) also monk s hood, 1570s, from MONK (Cf. monk) (n.) + HOOD (Cf. hood) (n.1). So called for the shape of the flowers …   Etymology dictionary

  • monkshood — [muŋks′hood΄] n. ACONITE …   English World dictionary

  • monkshood — mėlynoji kurpelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Aconitum napellus), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aconitum napellus angl. aconite; bear s foot; blue monkshood; blue… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • monkshood — /mungks hood /, n. a plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, esp. A. napellus, the flowers of which have a large, hood shaped sepal. [1570 80; MONK + s1 + HOOD1] * * * ▪ plant also called  wolfsbane , or  aconite (genus… …   Universalium

  • monkshood — kurpelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Aconitum). atitikmenys: lot. Aconitum angl. aconite; monkshood; turk’s cap; wolfsbane vok. Eisenhut; Sturmhut rus. аконит; борец lenk. tojad …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • monkshood — noun a) Any of various poisonous plants, of the genus Aconitum, with blue or white flowers in the shape of a hood b) The dried leaves or flowers of these plants formerly used as a source of medicinal alkaloids Syn: aconite, wolfsbane …   Wiktionary

  • monkshood — See aconite. * * * monks·hood məŋ(k)s .hu̇d n any plant of the genus Aconitum esp a Eurasian herb (A. napellus) often cultivated for its showy white or purplish flowers that is extremely poisonous in all its parts see ACONITE (2) …   Medical dictionary

  • monkshood — n. poisonous plant with hooded blue flowers from which the drug aconite is produced …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monkshood — noun an aconite with blue or purple flowers. [Aconitum napellus (Europe), A. uncinatum (N. America), and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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