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    hemlock

    hemlock - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hemlock

    Definition
    (noun) poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium
    Example Sentence
    • Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock
    Definition
    (noun) large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous Definition
    (noun) soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock Definition
    (noun) an evergreen tree
    Synonyms : hemlock tree
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