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ˈæk əˌnaɪtaconite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aconitenoun

    any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers


  1. aconitenoun

    The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; any plant of the genus Aconitum, all the species of which are poisonous.

  2. aconitenoun

    An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.

  3. Etymology: From aconit, from aconitum, from ἀκόνιτον.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aconitenoun

    Properly the herb wolfs-bane,

    Etymology: aconitum, Lat.

    Our land is from the rage of tygers freed,
    Nor nourishes the lion’s angry seed;
    Nor pois’nous aconite is here produc’d,
    Or grows unknown, or is, when known, refus’d. John Dryden, Virg.

    Despair, that aconite does prove,
    And certain death to others, love,
    That poison never yet withstood,
    Does nourish mine, and turns to blood. George Granville, Poems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aconitenoun

    the herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous

  2. Aconitenoun

    an extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally

  3. Etymology: [L. aconitum, Gr. : cf. F. aconit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aconite

    ak′o-nīt, n. the plant wolf's-bane or monk's-hood: poison.—adj. Aconit′ic.—n. Acon′itine, the essential principle of aconite. [L. aconitum—Gr. akoniton.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Aconite

    monk's-hood, a poisonous plant of the ranunculus order with a tapering root.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. aconite

    A poisonous plant. Several ancient races poisoned their arrows with an extract from this plant.

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  1. acetoin

  2. antoeci

  3. antœci

  4. cetonia

  5. anoetic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aconite in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aconite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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