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monkshood Syllabification: monks·hood
Pronunciation: /ˈməNGksho͝od/

Definition of monkshood in English:


An aconite with blue or purple flowers. The upper sepal of the flower covers the topmost petals, giving a hoodlike appearance.
  • Genus Aconitum, family Ranunculaceae: several species, including the North American A. uncinatum and the European A. napellus
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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