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)
British Dictionary definitions for aconite
Word Origin for aconite
Word Origin and History 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.