Definition of Spotted hemlock
1. Noun. Tall biennial water hemlock of northeastern North America having purple-spotted stems and clusters of extremely poisonous tuberous roots resembling small sweet potatoes.
Group relationships: Cicuta, Genus Cicuta
Generic synonyms: Poisonous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spotted Hemlock
Literary usage of Spotted hemlock
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"... is one of the active principles contained in spotted hemlock (Conin maculatum) ... a poison similar if not identical with conin of the spotted hemlock, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"CONIUM ("spotted hemlock"), the full- grown fruit of Conium ... All parts of the spotted hemlock are active, but the poisonous principle coniine is found ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"CONIUM («spotted hemlock»), the full- grown fruit of Conium maculatum gathered while ... All parts of the spotted hemlock are active, but the poison- pus ..."
4. Text-book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology by John James Reese (1903)
"... or spotted hemlock, is believed to be the same plant as the Cicuta of the ancient Greeks, that furnished the poison by which Socrates perished. ..."