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Noun: hemlock  'hem,lók
  1. Poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium
    "Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock"
  2. 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
    - poison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatum
  3. Soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
  4. An evergreen tree
    - hemlock tree

Derived forms: hemlocks

Type of: conifer, coniferous tree, phytotoxin, plant toxin, poisonous plant, wood

Part of: Conium, genus Conium, genus Tsuga, Tsuga

Encyclopedia: Hemlock, Ontario