spotted cowbane


a North American water hemlock, Cicuta maculata, of the parsley family, having a purple-mottled stem, white flowers, and deadly poisonous, tuberlike roots.

Nearby words

  1. spotsylvania,
  2. spotted,
  3. spotted adder,
  4. spotted alfalfa aphid,
  5. spotted cavy,
  6. spotted crake,
  7. spotted crane's-bill,
  8. spotted deer,
  9. spotted dick,
  10. spotted dog

Origin of spotted cowbane

First recorded in 1840–50

Also called musquash root, spotted hemlock. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019