Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A poisonous polyyne and alcohol found in various plants, including the water hemlock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The active principle of the water hemlock (Cicuta) extracted as a poisonous gummy substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poisonous compound found in the water-hemlock. It is an uncrystallizable resin with an acid reaction and hitter taste.

Etymologies

Cicuta (water hemlock genus) and toxin. (Wiktionary)

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