aconite

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Etymology[edit]

From French aconit, from Latin aconītum, from Ancient Greek ἀκόνιτον (akóniton).

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aconite (countable and uncountable, plural aconites)

  1. The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; any plant of the genus Aconitum, all the species of which are poisonous.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 112:
      Witches always anointed themselves with ointments before departing up the chimney to their Sabbaths. One such ointment was composed of Aconite, Belladonna, Water Parsley, Cinquefoil and Babies' Fat.
  2. (toxicology) An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.

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  • Irish: acainít

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Adjective[edit]

aconīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of aconītus