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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Cicuta (water hemlock genus) and toxin.

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