water hemlock

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of water hemlock

First recorded in 1755–65
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water hemlock

noun
  1. another name for cowbane (def. 1)
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