aconite aconite

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers

Usage(s):

  • One of the deadliest is aconite (a hundredth of a grain is a killing dose).

News

  • Planting Bulbs Now Pays Big Dividends Later

    Every fall I plant 100 or more bulbs for spring enjoyment. I treat tulips as annuals, daffodils as workhorses, and snowdrops as the first harbingers of spring. This year I focused on the small bulbs: Scilla, specialty crocus, grape hyacinths and winter aconite.
    on October 9, 2013     Source: Valley News

Quotes

  • Professor Henry explained, "Aconite is a poison which stops the heart and other internal organs from working, causing the victim to die of asphyxiation. It works like cyanide. The poison gives the victim a sensation of ants crawling over the body....
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: John Henry Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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