Water hemlock
Water hemlock Wa"ter hem"lock (Bot) (a) A poisonous umbelliferous plant ({Cicuta virosa}) of Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus. (b) A poisonous plant ({[OE]nanthe crocata}) resembling the above. [1913 Webster]

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  • water hemlock — n a tall poisonous Eurasian perennial herb of the genus Cicuta (C. virosa) that is locally abundant in marshy areas or along streams also any of several poisonous No. American plants of the genus Cicuta (as spotted cowbane) * * * any tree of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • water hemlock — n. any of a genus (Cicuta) of perennial plants of the umbel family, with compound umbels of small white flowers and intensely poisonous, tuberous roots, found in the Northern Hemisphere in moist places …   English World dictionary

  • water-hemlock — geltonoji išnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Oenanthe crocata), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Oenanthe crocata angl. hemlock water dropwort; water dropwort;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water-hemlock — dėmėtoji nuokana statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Cicuta maculata), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Centrinėje Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cicuta maculata angl. musquash root; spotted cowbane; spotted… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water-hemlock — vandeninė išnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Oenanthe aquatica), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Oenanthe aquatica angl. fine leaf water dropwort; water fennel; water… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water hemlock — any of several poisonous plants belonging to the genus Cicuta, of the parsley family, as C. virosa of Europe, and C. maculata of North America, growing in swamps and marshy places. [1755 65] * * * ▪ plant       any of about 10 species of… …   Universalium

  • water hemlock — noun Date: circa 1764 a tall poisonous Eurasian perennial herb (Cicuta virosa) of the carrot family; also any of several poisonous North American plants (especially Cicuta maculata and C. douglasii) of the same genus compare poison hemlock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water hemlock — noun another term for cowbane …   English new terms dictionary

  • water hemlock — wa′ter hem lock n. pln 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 • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • water hemlock — /ˈwɔtə ˌhɛmlɒk/ (say wawtuh .hemlok) noun any of the poisonous plants constituting the umbelliferous genus Cicuta, as C. virosa of Europe, and C. maculata of North America, growing in swamps and marshy places …   Australian English dictionary

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