aconite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus,
      used as a poison and medicinally.
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   Winter aconite, a plant (Eranthis hyemalis) allied to the
      aconites.
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