What is another word for monkshood?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌnkʃʊd] (IPA)

Monkshood is a poisonous plant also known as Aconitum. Synonyms for Monkshood include wolfsbane, aconite, blue rocket, helmet flower, queen of poisons and women's bane. Its name derives from its helmet-like flower shape. The plant is native to the Northern Hemisphere and has been used medicinally for centuries. However, all parts of the plant are highly toxic, and it should only be used under the supervision of a trained herbalist. The toxic alkaloids found in the plant can cause heart and respiratory failure if ingested. Despite its toxic properties, monkshood remains a popular garden plant due to its striking blue flowers.

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Usage examples for Monkshood

They passed some cottages with pretty gardens in front; they stopped for a second to look at the old-fashioned columbine and monkshood, the none-so-pretty, the yellow and crimson wall-flower, the peony roses.
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black
The girl sped out of the room, and came back presently, her arms full of summer flowers, tiger-lilies, larkspur, monkshood, and herbs that, being bruised, gave out odors.
"Country Neighbors"
Alice Brown
You might see if you can git some o' the grass out o' that monkshood over there."
"Country Neighbors"
Alice Brown

Related words: black monkshood, monkshood plant, monkshood mountain ash, monkshood mountain ash tree, monkshood poison, monkshood leaves and flowers, monkshood flower, monkshood woodlands

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