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

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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water hemlock

noun

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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