Definitions for water hemlock
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any of several poisonous marsh or swamp plants belonging to the genus Cicuta, of the parsley family, as C. virosa of Europe, and C. maculata of North America.
Origin of water hemlock:
water hemlock, Cicuta verosa(noun)
tall erect highly poisonous Eurasiatic perennial herb locally abundant in marshy areas
a poisonous umbelliferous plant (Cicuta virosa) of Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus
a poisonous plant (/nanthe crocata) resembling the above
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