cicuta

Cicuta

Ci*cu"ta\, n. [L., the poison hemlock.] (Bot.) a genus of poisonous umbelliferous plants, of which the water hemlock or cowbane is best known.

Note: The name cicuta is sometimes erroneously applied to Conium maculatum, or officinal hemlock.
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cicuta

noun
small genus of perennial herbs having deadly poisonous tuberous roots: water hemlock 
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