from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several poisonous, heavy-scented, perennial herbs of the genus Cicuta, especially C. maculata, of marshy areas in eastern and central North America, having compound umbels of small white flowers and bipinnately compound leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A poisonous umbelliferous plant (Cicuta virosa) of Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus.
  • A poisonous plant (Œnanthe crocata) resembling the above.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Cicuta.
  • n. The hemlock water-dropwort, Œnanthe crocata, otherwise called dead-tongue; also Œ. Phellandrium, distinguished as fine-leafed water-hemlock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tall erect highly poisonous Eurasiatic perennial herb locally abundant in marshy areas


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