- a small Old World plant, Eranthis hyemalis, of the buttercup family, often cultivated for its bright-yellow flowers, which appear very early in the spring.
Origin of winter aconite
First recorded in 1785–95
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Snow-drops, winter-aconite, and such sorts, are to be thus managed.
- a small Old World ranunculaceous herbaceous plant, Eranthis hyemalis, cultivated for its yellow flowers, which appear early in spring
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