- a prostrate yew, Taxus canadensis, of eastern North America, having short, flat needles and red, berrylike fruit.
Origin of ground hemlock
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for ground hemlock
At a height of but two or three feet, among the sprays of this ground-hemlock, we discovered two nests of the species named.