water hem-lock

water hemlock

noun
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:
1755–65

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water hemlock
 
n
another name for cowbane

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