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wolfsbane

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Etymology

From wolf + bane, calque of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lycoctonum, from Greek ? (lykotonon), from Greek ? (lykos) "wolf" + base of ? (kteinein) "to kill".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /´wʊlfsbeIn/

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Noun

Singular
wolfsbane

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

Synonyms

  • (any of several poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum): aconite, monkshood

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