Definitions for water hemlock

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter hem`lock(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Plants

Origin of water hemlock:

1755–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water hemlock, Cicuta verosa(noun)

    tall erect highly poisonous Eurasiatic perennial herb locally abundant in marshy areas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water hemlock

    a poisonous umbelliferous plant (Cicuta virosa) of Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus

  2. Water hemlock

    a poisonous plant (/nanthe crocata) resembling the above

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