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hemlock

noun

1 hemlock

Poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium.

Dutch: hemlockspar, scheerling



2 hemlock

Large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous.

synonyms: California fern, Conium maculatum, Nebraska fern, poison hemlock, poison parsley, winter fern.

Polish: weszka, pietrasznik plamisty, świńska wesz, szaleń plamisty, szczwół plamisty, psia pietruszka, pietrasznik

3 hemlock

Soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock.

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

4 hemlock

An evergreen tree.

synonym: hemlock tree.


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