any of several poisonous plants belonging to the genus Cicuta, of the parsley family, as C. virosa of Europe, and C. maculata of North America, growing in swamps and marshy places.
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of water hemlock
First recorded in 1755–65
Words nearby water hemlock
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British Dictionary definitions for water hemlock
another name for cowbane (def. 1)
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