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conium

[koh-nee-uh m]
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noun
  1. the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.
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Origin of conium

1860–65; < New Latin; Late Latin < Greek kṓneion
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conium

noun
  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
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Word Origin

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