A'conite. n.s. [aconitum, Lat.] Properly the herb wolfs-bane, but commonly used in poetical language for poison in general.
Our land is from the rage of tygers freed,
Nor nourishes the lion's angry feed;
Nor pois'nous aconite is here produc'd,
Or grows unknown, or is, when known, refus'd. Dryd. Virg.
Despair, that aconite does prove,
And certain death to others, love,
That poison never yet withstood,
Does nourish mine, and turns to blood. Granville's Poems.