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Meaning of monkshood

monks•hood

Pronunciation: (mungks'hood"), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, esp. A. napellus, the flowers of which have a large, hood-shaped sepal.
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