water hemlock

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water hemlock

noun

Definition of WATER HEMLOCK

:  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

First Known Use of WATER HEMLOCK

circa 1764

water hemlock

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WATER HEMLOCK

: 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 North American plants of the genus Cicuta (as spotted cowbane)

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