Origin of hemlock
Examples from the Web for hemlock
Upstairs, in the living room, splintered logs of hemlock cackled and spat from inside the wood stove.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the interim, Herring took a short break from the band to dabble in his side-project—rapping under the moniker Hemlock Ernst.
He figures on starting in early March, likely in Hemlock Alley, off Polk Street, near a present needle exchange.Clean Crack Pipes for All! San Francisco’s Final Social Justice Frontier|Michael Daly|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Hemlock Grove does not feel like a step in the right direction.
Horror aficionados may lap this up, but for me, Hemlock Grove is about as appealing as curdled milk.
And finally he drank the cup of hemlock—a lot which we ofttimes wish would fall to modern critics of his stamp.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
They came to a halt under the wide-spreading branches of a hemlock tree.The Rover Boys on the Farm|Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Even after having heard him in Plato, one is tempted to forgive him the hemlock.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
Yew is an evergreen tree with a leaf looking a great deal like that of redwood, hemlock, or fir at a distance.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
Hemlock plaster is occasionally used as an application to painful and malignant ulcers and tumours, painful joints, &c.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for hemlock
Word Origin for hemlock
Word Origin and History for hemlock
a poisonous plant, Old English (Kentish) hemlic, earlier hymlice, hymblice; of unknown origin. Liberman suggests from root hem- "poison," perhaps with the plant name suffix -ling or -ig. As the name of the poison derived from the plant, c.1600. The North American tree so called from 1776, from resemblance of its leaves to those of the plant.