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

1597


Medical Dictionary

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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