Definition of monkshood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌŋkshʊd/


An aconite with blue or purple flowers.
  • Genus Aconitum, family Ranunculaceae: several species, including the European A. napellus and the North American A. uncinatum.
Example sentences
  • The mound, from base to crown, was cloaked in flowers; in monkshood, columbine, goldenrod, blazingstar and others.
  • If I am diligent I can get an extra few weeks out of the delphiniums, foxgloves and monkshood by removing the spent blooms.
  • The refuge was established to protect the northern monkshood, a relative of the buttercup that the federal government classifies as a threatened species.

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