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wolfsbane

[ woolfs-beyn ]
/ ˈwʊlfsˌbeɪn /
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noun

any of several plants in the aconite genus Aconitum, including A. lycoctonum, bearing stalks of hood-shaped purplish-blue flowers, the monkshood A. napellus, which yields a poisonous alkaloid used medicinally, and numerous garden varieties in various colors.

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Origin of wolfsbane

1540–50; wolf + 's1 + bane
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British Dictionary definitions for wolfsbane

wolfsbane

wolf's-bane

/ (ˈwʊlfsˌbeɪn) /

noun

any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. lycoctonum, which has yellow hoodlike flowers
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