Noun Aconite Definition and Examples


Noun:

Aconite

Pronunciation:

/ˈakənʌɪt/

Definition:
1.

noun

A poisonous plant of the buttercup family, bearing hooded pink or purple flowers and found in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.
  1. 'Saturn also rules over many of the herbs that are potentially poisonous or toxic (eg., aconite, helleborus, nightshade).'
  2. 'Other herbs, such as pinellia ternata, aconite and arisaema, are generally detoxified before use in various ways and are no longer considered poisonous.'
  3. 'It deserves notice that he experimented with the most boasted substances - cinchona, aconite, mercury, bryonia, belladonna.'
  4. 'The Three Arterial Sedatives: veratrum, aconite and gelsemium.'
  5. 'Another doctor who killed his three wives, this time with aconite, escaped the hangman's noose by taking cyanide.'
  6. 'Important are the accounts of opium, aconite, hemlock, and the thorn apple, showing careful study of widely known poisons.'
  7. 'Other kidney tonics based on Rehmannia 6 add more ingredients, such as cinnamon bark and aconite, to warm the kidneys.'
  8. 'Some of these methods such as the detoxification of aconite by preparing it with salt and/or long boiling decoction are a mainstay of TCM practice.'
  9. 'In the Book of Venoms, he listed arsenic, aconite, hellebore, laurel, opium, bryony, mandrake, leopard's gall, and menstrual blood.'
  10. 'A friend says: ‘I had the flu and aconite fixed me in one day.’'
  11. 'Have been necking vitamin C, zinc, garlic pills, gelsemium, aconite and lucozade in attempt to get rid of it.'
  12. 'In fact baking or cooking for a long time in pressurized hot water can help to neutralize the toxic aconitum in raw aconite.'
A small herbaceous Eurasian plant, cultivated for its yellow flowers in early spring.
  1. 'Lift, divide and spread out winter aconites while still in leaf.'
  2. 'Loaded, I made for St Mary's Church in the corner, with a graveyard, an Anglo-Saxon shaft, and bright with snowdrops and aconites.'
  3. 'Here there's a nice 1898 Arts and Crafts style house, sheltered by beech copses with kettle nest boxes and carpeted yellow by winter aconites.'
  4. 'One of its manifestations was naturalistic sweeps of winter aconite, bluebells, daffodils or anemones multiplying by the thousands in woodlands.'
  5. 'So do bulbs such as winter aconite, crocus, snowdrop, Iris reticulata, and Cyclamen coum.'
  6. 'Here there are obvious earth shapes that tell of a village abandoned in the seventeenth century, and we saw a lovely patch of snowdrops and aconites, the prettiest harbingers of spring.'
  7. 'Today there is new crocus, white and yellow, yellow aconite, and a strange, small saffron flower, contained by broad shafts of weed.'
  8. 'Just as endearing as the snowdrop is eranthis hyemalis, commonly known as the winter aconite.'
  9. 'One of the earliest is the winter aconite Eranthis hymalis, whose little rounded yellow flowers start appearing shortly after New Year.'
((n.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous.|--|(n.) An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.|--|)


noun

1. any plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, having irregular flowers usually in loose clusters, including species with poisonous and medicinal properties.


Examples:

"aconites can be to takes."
"aconites can be to people."
"aconites can be on tables."

Origin:
Mid 16th century: via French and Latin from Greek akoniton.

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