helmetflower

helmetflower

noun
1. a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised [syn: skullcap
2. any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process 
3. a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite [syn: monkshood
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