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[muhngks-hoo d] /ˈmʌŋksˌhʊd/

a plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, especially A. napellus, the flowers of which have a large, hood-shaped sepal.
any of several poisonous N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, esp A. napellus, that have hooded blue-purple flowers

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


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