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.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Poison Hemlock

poison-pen letter
poison-pen letters
poison arrow plant
poison ash
poison bush
poison camas
poison control centres
poison dart frog
poison dart frogs
poison dogwood
poison gas
poison gland
poison glands
poison hemlock (current term)
poison ivy
poison mercury
poison milkweed
poison oak
poison parsley
poison pea
poison pen
poison pen letter
poison pens
poison pill
poison pills
poison sumac
poison sumacs
poison tree bears poison fruit

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, ..."

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