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monkshood (n.)

also monk's-hood, plant of the genus Aconitum, 1570s, from monk (n.) + hood (n.1). So called for the shape of the flowers.

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Definitions of monkshood

monkshood (n.)
a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite;
Synonyms: helmetflower / helmet flower / Aconitum napellus
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