The word “monster” originally meant “deformed”. A monster could be conjoined twins or a hideously deformed human infant. It was only in the century that monster came to mean any cruel or alien creature. The Saar Pioneer Cemetery, Kent, Washington, USA.
“I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream