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ground hemlock

  1. a prostrate yew, Taxus canadensis, of eastern North America, having short, flat needles and red, berrylike fruit.
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Origin of ground hemlock

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • At a height of but two or three feet, among the sprays of this ground-hemlock, we discovered two nests of the species named.

    Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two

    Arthur Bent