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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-uh-nahyt]
    • /ˈæk əˌnaɪt/
    • /ˈæk.ə.naɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-nahyt]
    • /ˈæk əˌnaɪt/

Definitions of aconite word

  • noun aconite any of various N temperate plants of the ranunculaceous genus Aconitum, such as monkshood and wolfsbane, many of which are poisonous 3
  • noun aconite the dried poisonous root of many of these plants, sometimes used as an antipyretic 3
  • noun aconite any of a genus (Aconitum) of poisonous plants of the buttercup family, with blue, purple, or yellow hoodlike flowers; monkshood; wolfsbane 3
  • noun aconite a rapidly acting poisonous drug usually made from the dried roots of a European monkshood (Aconitum napellus) and formerly used as a cardiac and respiratory sedative 3
  • noun aconite any plant belonging to the genus Aconitum, of the buttercup family, having irregular flowers usually in loose clusters, including species with poisonous and medicinal properties. 1
  • noun aconite A poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which bears hooded pink or purple flowers. It is native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. 1

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Origin of aconite

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
1570-80; < Latin aconītum < Greek akónīton leopard's-bane, wolfsbane

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aconite popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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