cowbane
noun Date: 1776 any of several poisonous plants (as a water hemlock) of the carrot family

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  • cowbane — see SPOTTED COWBANE …   Medical dictionary

  • Cowbane — Cow bane (kou b[=a]n ), n. (Bot.) A poisonous umbelliferous plant; in England, the {Cicuta virosa}; in the United States, the {Cicuta maculata} and the {Archemora rigida}. See {Water hemlock}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowbane — [kou′bān΄] n. [ COW1 + BANE] 1. any of several water hemlocks with intensely poisonous roots and clusters of small white flowers 2. any other plant that is poisonous to cattle, as locoweed …   English World dictionary

  • cowbane — /kow bayn /, n. any of several poisonous plants of the parsley family, as Oxypolis rigidior, of swampy areas of North America, or the water hemlock, Cicuta maculata. [1770 80; COW1 + BANE] * * * ▪ plant  any of several poisonous plants, including …   Universalium

  • cowbane — noun Any of several related poisonous plants of the genus Cicuta; especially the water hemlock …   Wiktionary

  • cowbane — noun a tall poisonous plant of the parsley family, growing in wet habitats. [Cicuta virosa and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cowbane — cow•bane [[t]ˈkaʊˌbeɪn[/t]] n. bot (pln) any of several poisonous plants of the parsley family, as Oxypolis rigidior, of swampy areas of North America, or the water hemlock Cicuta maculata[/ex] • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cowbane — /ˈkaʊbeɪn/ (say kowbayn) noun any of several umbelliferous plants regarded as poisonous to cattle, as the European water hemlock, Cicuta virosa …   Australian English dictionary

  • cowbane — n. = water hemlock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve — Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve …   Wikipedia

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