wolfsbane

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From wolf +‎ -s- +‎ bane, a calque of Ancient Greek λυκοκτόνον(lukoktónon), from λύκος(lúkos, wolf) + κτείνω(kteínō, I kill). Influenced by Latin lycoctonum.

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wolfsbane ‎(plural wolfsbanes)

  1. Any of several poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum.

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