conium

[ koh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˈkoʊ ni əm /

noun

the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.

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Origin of conium

1860–65; <New Latin; Late Latin <Greek kṓneion
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British Dictionary definitions for conium

conium
/ (ˈkəʊnɪəm) /

noun

either of the two N temperate plants of the umbelliferous genus Conium, esp hemlock
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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