Aconitum vs Monkshood - What's the difference?

aconitum | monkshood |


As nouns the difference between aconitum and monkshood

is that aconitum is the poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it while monkshood is (countable) any of various poisonous plants, of the genus aconitum , with blue or white flowers in the shape of a hood.

aconitum

Noun

(en noun)
  • The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.
  • * c'' 1598 (Shakespeare), '' , IV, iv
  • Strong As aconitum or rash gunpowder.
  • Aconitum , a genus of plants in the family Ranunculaceae.
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    monkshood

    English

    (wikipedia monkshood) (Aconitum)

    Alternative forms

    * monk's hood

    Noun

  • (countable) Any of various poisonous plants, of the genus Aconitum , with blue or white flowers in the shape of a hood
  • (uncountable) The dried leaves or flowers of these plants formerly used as a source of medicinal alkaloids
  • Synonyms

    * aconite, wolfsbane