Definition of Poison hemlock
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Conium, Genus Conium
Generic synonyms: Poisonous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Poison Hemlock
Literary usage of Poison hemlock
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... flowering 2 poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), showing flowers and seed 3 Water Hemlock ... poison hemlock ..."
2. Nature Study and Life by Clifton Fremont Hodge (1902)
"poison hemlock is a hollow-stemmed biennial, two to seven feet tall, stems smooth and purple spotted ... poison hemlock the Poison administered to Socrates. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The poison hemlock (Conium maculatura) contains "the well-known volatile alkaloid, ... The poison hemlock is the most generally known poisonous plant ..."
4. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"This was not the juice of the hemlock spruce, which is not poisonous, but probably of a plant called poison hemlock or conium, which does not grow as tall ..."
5. On the Trail; an Outdoor Book for Girls by Lina Beard, Adelia Belle Beard (1915)
"Poison-Hemlock The poison-hemlock is well known historically, being in use at the ... Poison-hemlock is common on waysides and waste places in New York, ..."