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Meaning of wolfsbane

wolfs•bane

Pronunciation: (woolfs'bān"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants in the aconite genus Aconitum, including A. lycoctonum, bearing stalks of hood-shaped purplish-blue flowers, the monkshood A. napellus, which yields a poisonous alkaloid used medicinally, and numerous garden varieties in various colors.
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