from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The poison hemlock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the genus Conium of poisonous perennial herbaceous flowering plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered, umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit (“seeds”) and decompound leaves.
- n. The common hemlock (Conium maculatum, poison hemlock, spotted hemlock, poison parsley), a roadside weed of Europe, Asia, and America, cultivated in the United States for medicinal purpose. It is an active poison. The leaves and fruit are used in medicine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of umbelliferous plants, consisting of tall glabrous biennial herbs, with compound leaves and white-flowered umbels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small genus of highly toxic biennials: hemlock
Late Latin cōnium, from Greek kōneion, probably from kōna, liquid pitch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)