Definition of Monkshood

1. Noun. A poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite.

Exact synonyms: Aconitum Napellus, Helmet Flower, Helmetflower
Generic synonyms: Aconite



Definition of Monkshood

1. n. A plant of the genus Aconitum; aconite. See Aconite.

Definition of Monkshood

1. Noun. Any of various poisonous plants, of the genus ''Aconitum'', with blue or white flowers in the shape of a hood ¹

2. Noun. The dried leaves or flowers of these plants formerly used as a source of medicinal alkaloids ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monkshood

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Medical Definition of Monkshood

1. A plant of the genus Aconitum; aconite. See Aconite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monkshood

monkfish
monkfishes
monkhood
monkhoods
monkie
monkied
monkies
monking
monkish
monkishly
monkishness
monklike
monkly
monks
monkshood (current term)
monkshoods
mono
mono-
mono-amelia
mono-ii
mono-iodotyrosine
mono-theism
mono-unsaturate
mono-unsaturates
mono theism
monoacetone
monoacetylated
monoacetylation
monoacid

Literary usage of Monkshood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"The monkshood, or Aconitum napellus, is an active poison, and a true narcotico-acrid. Every part of the plant is poisonous. But its energy appears to vary ..."

2. Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard (1884)
"THOUGH not of much importance in this country as a foreground plant, on the Continent the wild monkshood, with its handsome spikes of dark purply-blue ..."

3. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"THE monkshood, OR WOLFSBANE. Lin. Syst. ... monkshood alludes to the cowl-like upper sepal ; and "Wolfsbane, to the poisonous qualities of the plants. ..."

4. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"The monkshood, or Aconitum napellus, is an active poison, and a true narcotico-acrid. Every part of the plant is poisonous. But its energy appears to vary ..."

5. Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard (1884)
"THOUGH not of much importance in this country as a foreground plant, on the Continent the wild monkshood, with its handsome spikes of dark purply-blue ..."

6. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"THE monkshood, OR WOLFSBANE. Lin. Syst. ... monkshood alludes to the cowl-like upper sepal ; and "Wolfsbane, to the poisonous qualities of the plants. ..."

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