Ground hemlock
Hemlock Hem"lock, n. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic, hymlic.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the {Cicuta maculata}, {Cicuta bulbifera}, and {Cicuta virosa}, and the {Conium maculatum}. See {Conium}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by some thought to have been a decoction of {Cicuta virosa}, or water hemlock, by others, of {Conium maculatum}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) An evergreen tree common in North America ({Abies Canadensis} or {Tsuga Canadensis}); hemlock spruce. [1913 Webster]

The murmuring pines and the hemlocks. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. The wood or timber of the hemlock tree. [1913 Webster]

{Ground hemlock}, or {Dwarf hemlock}. See under {Ground}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ground hemlock — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground hemlock — n. a low, spreading evergreen shrub (Taxus canadensis) of the yew family, native to the NE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • ground hemlock — kanadinis kukmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kukmedinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Taxus canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Taxus canadensis angl. American yew; Canada yew; Canadian yew; ground… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ground-hemlock — kanadinis kukmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kukmedinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Taxus canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Taxus canadensis angl. American yew; Canada yew; Canadian yew; ground… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ground hemlock — noun : any of several prostrate evergreen shrubs of the genus Taxus (especially T. canadensis of eastern No. America) with low straggling stems, abruptly pointed leaves, and bright red fruits * * * a prostrate yew, Taxus canadensis, of eastern… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground hemlock — a prostrate yew, Taxus canadensis, of eastern North America, having short, flat needles and red, berrylike fruit. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hemlock — Hem lock, n. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic, hymlic.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the {Cicuta maculata}, {Cicuta bulbifera}, and {Cicuta virosa}, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground angling — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground annual — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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