conium

conium

[koh-nee-uhm]
noun
the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin; Late Latin < Greek kṓneion

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conium (ˈkəʊnɪəm)
 
n
1.  either of the two N temperate plants of the umbelliferous genus Conium, esp hemlock
2.  an extract of either of these plants, formerly used to treat spasmodic disorders
 
[C19: from Late Latin: hemlock, from Greek kōneion; perhaps related to Greek kōnoscone]

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