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winter aconite

a small Old World plant, Eranthis hyemalis, of the buttercup family, often cultivated for its bright-yellow flowers, which appear very early in the spring.
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1785-95 Unabridged
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  • We inherited a garden with lots of little bulbs such as snowdrops, winter aconite and glory-of-the-snow.
British Dictionary definitions for winter aconite

winter aconite

a small Old World ranunculaceous herbaceous plant, Eranthis hyemalis, cultivated for its yellow flowers, which appear early in spring
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