Cicuta

noun

Ci·​cu·​ta sə-ˈkyüt-ə How to pronounce Cicuta (audio)
: a small genus of perennial herbs of the family Umbelliferae that have tuberous deadly poisonous roots and twice or thrice pinnate or ternate leaves see spotted cowbane, water hemlock

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“Cicuta.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cicuta. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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