What does hemlock mean?

Definitions for hemlockˈhɛmˌlɒk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hemlock(noun)

    poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium

    "Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock"

  2. hemlock, poison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatum(noun)

    large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous

  3. hemlock(noun)

    soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock

  4. hemlock, hemlock tree(noun)

    an evergreen tree


  1. hemlock(Noun)

    Any of several poisonous umbelliferous plants, of the genera Conium (Conium maculatum and Conium chaerophylloides) and Cicuta; the poison obtained from these plants.

  2. hemlock(Noun)

    Any of several coniferous trees, of the genus Tsuga, that grow in North America; the wood of such trees.

  3. Origin: hemlok, hemeluc, from hymlīc(e) 'hemlock, bryony, convulvus', literally 'hops-like', from hymele 'hop-vine', from humalaz (cf. humall, homele), from Sarmato-Scythian *haumala (compare Ossetian xumællæg 'hops'), diminutive of *hauma 'ephedra; juice' (compare haoma, Baluchi hum, hōm), from sauma (compare Sanskrit soma), from seue- 'to suck; juice'. More at suck.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hemlock(noun)

    the name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium

  2. Hemlock(noun)

    an evergreen tree common in North America (Abies, / Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce

  3. Hemlock(noun)

    the wood or timber of the hemlock tree

  4. Origin: [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic, hymlic.]


  1. Hemlock

    Hemlock is an unincorporated community in Richland Township, Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is also a census-designated place for statistical purposes, but without any legal status as an incorporated municipality. The population of the CDP was 1,585 at the 2000 census. The area included in the CDP is in the south central portion of Richland Township. The Hemlock post office, with ZIP code 48626, serves nearly all of Richland Township, as well as portions of Fremont Township to the south, small areas of Thomas and Swan Creek townships to the southeast, and part of Ingersoll Township to the north in Midland County. The community was first settled in 1865. A Post Office was established in 1869 with the name "Hemlock City". This was shortened to Hemlock in 1895.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hemlock

    hem′lok, n. a genus of umbelliferous plants, the most common species being the poisonous spotted hemlock, used in medicine. [A.S. hemlic, the second syllable a weakened form of leác, a plant. Cf. Charlock, Garlic.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hemlock

    Any of several poisonous plants, commonly called poison hemlock, of the CICUTA or CONIUM genus. The hemlock tree (TSUGA) is completely unrelated being a coniferous tree of the pine family.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hemlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hemlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carol Schweitzer:

    In addition, there was a lot of spruce and hemlock and those three pollens the researcher was able to articulate were from the northeastern U.S., probably in a very heavy forest area.

  2. Carol Schweitzer:

    Dominant pollen that was found on this young lady’s clothing was oak, in addition, there was a lot of spruce and hemlock and those three pollens the researcher was able to articulate were from the northeastern U.S., probably in a very heavy forest area.

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