Alkaloid vs Monkshood - What's the difference?

alkaloid | monkshood |


As nouns the difference between alkaloid and monkshood

is that alkaloid is (organic chemistry) any of many organic heterocyclic bases, that occur in nature and often have medicinal properties while monkshood is (countable) any of various poisonous plants, of the genus aconitum , with blue or white flowers in the shape of a hood.

As an adjective alkaloid

is relating to, resembling, or containing alkali.

alkaloid

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of many organic heterocyclic bases, that occur in nature and often have medicinal properties.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Relating to, resembling, or containing alkali.
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    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