monkshood

[ muhngks-hoo d ]
/ ˈmʌŋksˌhʊd /

noun

a plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, especially A. napellus, the flowers of which have a large, hood-shaped sepal.

Origin of monkshood

1570–80; monk + 's1 + hood1
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monkshood

/ (ˈmʌŋkshʊd) /

noun

any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. napellus, that have hooded blue-purple flowers
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