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hemlockn. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic, hymlic.].
  •  The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, Cicuta bulbifera, and Cicuta virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.  [1913 Webster]
    " The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by some thought to have been a decoction of Cicuta virosa, or water hemlock, by others, of Conium maculatum."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies Canadensis or Tsuga Canadensis); hemlock spruce.  [1913 Webster]
    "The murmuring pines and the hemlocks."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.  [1913 Webster]
Ground hemlock, or Dwarf hemlock. See under Ground.


hemlock, n.
1 a a poisonous umbelliferous plant, Conium maculatum, with fernlike leaves and small white flowers. b a poisonous potion obtained from this.
2 (in full hemlock fir or spruce) a any coniferous tree of the genus Tsuga, having foliage that smells like hemlock when crushed. b the timber or pitch of these trees.

OE hymlic(e)



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