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conium

[koh-nee-uh m] /ˈkoʊ ni əm/
noun
1.
the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin; Late Latin < Greek kṓneion
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British Dictionary definitions for conium

conium

/ˈkəʊnɪəm/
noun
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
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin: hemlock, from Greek kōneion; perhaps related to Greek kōnoscone
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