Definition of wolfsbane in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊlfsbeɪn


  • A northern European aconite.
    • Genus Aconitum, family Ranunculaceae: several species, in particular the purple-flowered A. lycoctonum
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    • Monkshood is another name for aconite, aka wolfsbane.
    • Ziada distributed the wolfsbane amongst the five, and Elora provided spare pouches for it to be contained in.
    • What is the difference, Potter, between monkswood and wolfsbane?

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