Origin of aconite
Examples from the Web for aconite
The poison cup of the ancients was probably a compound, of which hemlock and aconite were the chief ingredients.
The active fever may be checked by 15 drops tincture of aconite every four hours or by one-third ounce of acetanilid.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
The tap root of the aconite has been frequently eaten in mistake for horse-radish with fatal results.
A fatal mistake is not very uncommonly made in eating the root of aconite for that of horseradish.Memoranda on Poisons|Thomas Hawkes Tanner
Mortimer, a tablespoonful every half-hour will—Oh, the child needs belladonna, too; I know she does—and aconite.Sketches New and Old, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for aconite
poisonous plant (also known as monkshood and wolf's bane), 1570s, from French aconit, from Latin aconitum, from Greek akoniton, of unknown origin.