poison hemlock
noun Date: circa 1818 a large European biennial poisonous herb (Conium maculatum) of the carrot family that is naturalized in the United States and has finely divided leaves and small white flowers — compare water hemlock

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  • Poison hemlock — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison hemlock — n 1) a large branching biennial poisonous herb of the genus Conium (C. maculatum) with finely divided leaves and white flowers 2) WATER HEMLOCK * * * Conium maculatum, a large herb that contains the poisonous alkaloid coniine; animals that eat it …   Medical dictionary

  • poison hemlock — ☆ poison hemlock n. HEMLOCK (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • poison hemlock — 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 • Syn: ↑hemlock, ↑poison parsley,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poison-hemlock — dėmėtoji mauda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Conium maculatum), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Conium maculatum angl. carrot fern; fool s parsley; hemlock;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • poison hemlock — hemlock (defs. 1, 3). [1810 20, Amer.] * * * Any of several poisonous herbaceous plants of the parsley family, especially Conium maculatum, believed to be the plant that killed Socrates. It is now common in the U.S. as well as in Europe. A tall… …   Universalium

  • poison hemlock — poi′son hem′lock n. pln hemlock 1), hemlock 3) • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Poison — Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poison ash — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison ash — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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