Definitions for wolfsbaneˈwʊlfsˌbeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of several plants of the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, esp. A. lycoctonum, bearing hood-shaped purplish blue flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. Category: Plants

    Ref: monkshood.

Origin of wolfsbane:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wolfsbane, wolfbane, wolf's bane, Aconitum lycoctonum(noun)

    poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstock


  1. wolfsbane(Noun)

    Any of several poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum.

  2. Origin: From wolf + bane, calque of λυκοκτόνον, from λύκος + κτείνω. Influenced by Latin lycoctonum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wolfsbane(noun)

    a poisonous plant (Aconitum Lycoctonum), a kind of monkshood; also, by extension, any plant or species of the genus Aconitum. See Aconite


  1. Wolfsbane

    Wolfsbane is a Marvel Comics superheroine, associated with the X-Men. A Scottish mutant, Wolfsbane possesses the ability to transform into a wolf or into a transitional state somewhere between human and wolf. She has honed her powers to shift between human and wolf characteristics but must keep her feral instincts at bay when she does. She was originally a member of the X-Men's 1980s junior team The New Mutants. Later on she joined the Pentagon-sponsored X-Factor and was also associated with the British superhero team Excalibur. She appeared for a time as a teacher at Xavier's Academy in New X-Men. She served as a member of the X-Factor Investigations detective agency, until she joined the new incarnation of X-Force.

Anagrams of wolfsbane

  1. wolfbanes


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