Definitions

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  • n. See wolfsbane

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstock

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Examples

  • It starts promisingly enough, with the gypsy Maleva's famous quatrain from the original: "Even a man who is pure in heart/And says his prayers by night/May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms/And the autumn moon is bright."

    MOVIE REVIEW: The Wolfman Directed by Joe Johnston (2010)

  • “Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night can become a wolf, when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.” (from the first Wolfman movie)

    mjh's blog — 2009 — October

  • I'm wearing wolfbane to work, and throwing salt over my shoulder at Arby's right now. pourmecoffee

    Axelrod Q&A - Swampland - TIME.com

  • The poem invites numerous questions, such as what the hell is wolfbane and can I get some kind of spray for it?

    Blood Lite II: Overbite

  • Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

    The Wolf Man

  • I'm still in need of wolfbane and necklaces of garlic, but I'm keeping my maniacal ululations inside me, in my narrative well.

    Flying High

  • Its talk of wolfbane blooming and full moons brought the pounding back to MacNeice's ears and he found himself rubbing the stubble on his cheek.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • "I gave her a packet o 'wolfbane, which she can sniff when she tires; it will buoy her to complete the journey in a single flight, so that naught can befall her aground."

    Robot Adept

  • And for wolfbane and hellbore and all other hideous herbs that witches brew in their caldrons.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

  • "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms, and the autumn moon is bright."

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