winter aconite
noun Date: 1794 any of several low Eurasian perennial herbs (genus Eranthis, especially E. hyemalis) of the buttercup family with solitary yellow or white flowers which often bloom through the snow

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  • Winter aconite — Aconite Ac o*nite, n. [L. aconitum, Gr. ?: cf. F. aconit.] 1. (Bot.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; applied to any plant of the genus {Aconitum} (tribe {Hellebore}), all the species of which are poisonous. [1913 Webster] 2. An extract or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winter aconite — n. a small plant (Eranthis hyemalis) of the buttercup family, bearing yellow flowers early in spring …   English World dictionary

  • winter aconite — Eranthis Eranthis prop. n. A genus of plants of the buttercup family including the {winter aconite}, {Eranthis hyemalis}. Syn: genus {Eranthis}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winter-aconite — pavasarinis erantis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Eranthis hyemalis), paplitęs Balkanuose ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eranthis hyemalis angl. winter aconite šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winter aconite — a small Old World plant, Eranthis hyemalis, of the buttercup family, often cultivated for its bright yellow flowers, which appear very early in the spring. [1785 95] * * * ▪ plant  any of about seven species of perennial herbaceous plants… …   Universalium

  • winter aconite — win′ter ac′onite n. pln a small plant, Eranthis hyemalis, of the buttercup family, with yellow flowers that bloom in early spring • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • winter aconite — /wɪntər ˈækənaɪt/ (say wintuhr akuhnuyt) noun a small herb, Eranthis hyemalis, a native of the temperate parts of Europe, often cultivated for its bright yellow flowers, which appear very early in the spring …   Australian English dictionary

  • winter aconite — noun small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone • Syn: ↑Eranthis hyemalis • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Eranthis, ↑genus Eranthis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aconite — Ac o*nite, n. [L. aconitum, Gr. ?: cf. F. aconit.] 1. (Bot.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; applied to any plant of the genus {Aconitum} (tribe {Hellebore}), all the species of which are poisonous. [1913 Webster] 2. An extract or tincture… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aconite — may refer to: Aconitum, a plant genus containing the monkshoods Aconitine, the queen of poisons , a toxin derived from some of the Aconitum genus plants Winter aconite, a plant in the genus Eranthis This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

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