[koh-nee-uh m]

Origin of conium

1860–65; < New Latin; Late Latin < Greek kṓneion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for conium


  1. either of the two N temperate plants of the umbelliferous genus Conium, esp hemlock
  2. an extract of either of these plants, formerly used to treat spasmodic disorders

Word Origin for conium

C19: from Late Latin: hemlock, from Greek kōneion; perhaps related to Greek kōnos cone
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