water hemlock

noun

Definition of water hemlock

  1. :  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

Circa 1764

First Known Use of water hemlock

circa 1764


Medical Dictionary

water hemlock

noun

Medical Definition of water hemlock

  1. :  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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