Definition of 'hemlock'
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- poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium; "Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock"
- 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
- soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
- an evergreen tree
Synonyms: hemlock tree