Definition of monkshood in English:


Syllabification: monks·hood
Pronunciation: /ˈməNGksˌho͝od


  • 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
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    • 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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