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The poison hemlock.
[Late Latin cōnium, from Greek kōneion, probably from kōna, liquid pitch.]
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1. (Plants) either of the two N temperate plants of the umbelliferous genus Conium, esp hemlock
2. (Pharmacology) 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 kōnos cone]
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co•ni•um(ˈkoʊ ni əm)
the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.
[1860–65; < New Latin, Late Latin < Greek kṓneion]
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|Noun||1.||Conium - small genus of highly toxic biennials: hemlock|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Apiaceae, carrot family, family Apiaceae, family Umbelliferae, Umbelliferae - plants having flowers in umbels: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill
Nebraska fern, poison hemlock, poison parsley, winter fern, California fern, Conium maculatum, hemlock - 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
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