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hemlock (n.)

poisonous plant native to Europe, transplanted to North America, Old English (Kentish) hemlic, earlier hymlice, hymblice, name of a poisonous plant; of unknown origin. Liberman suggests from root hem- "poison," perhaps with the plant name suffix -ling or -ig. As the name of the poison derived from the plant, c. 1600. The North American fir tree so called by 1670s in New England, from resemblance of the position and tenuity of its leaves to those of the plant.

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Definitions of hemlock

hemlock (n.)
poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium;
Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock
hemlock (n.)
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;
Synonyms: poison hemlock / poison parsley / California fern / Nebraska fern / winter fern / Conium maculatum
hemlock (n.)
soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock;
hemlock (n.)
an evergreen tree;
Synonyms: hemlock tree
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