HyperDic: hemlock

English > 4 senses of the word hemlock:
NOUNsubstancehemlockpoisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium
planthemlock, poison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatumlarge branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers
planthemlocksoft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
planthemlock, hemlock treean evergreen tree
hemlock > pronunciation
Soundshheh'mlaa.k
Rhymesaftershock ... woodcock: 87 rhymes with aak...
English > hemlock: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningpoisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium.
Example"Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock"
Broaderplant toxin, phytotoxinAny substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
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English > hemlock: 4 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaninglarge 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.
Synonymspoison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatum
Member ofConium, genus Coniumsmall genus of highly toxic biennials
Broaderpoisonous plantA plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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English > hemlock: 4 senses > noun 3, plant
MeaningSoft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock.
BroaderwoodThe hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Substance ofhemlock, hemlock treeAn evergreen tree
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English > hemlock: 4 senses > noun 4, plant
MeaningAn evergreen tree.
Synonymhemlock tree
Member ofTsuga, genus Tsugahemlock
NarrowerCarolina hemlock, Tsuga carolinianamedium-sized evergreen of southeastern United States having spreading branches and widely diverging cone scales
eastern hemlock, Canadian hemlock, spruce pine, Tsuga canadensisCommon forest / forest tree of the eastern United States and Canada
mountain hemlock, black hemlock, Tsuga mertensianalarge evergreen of western United States
western hemlock, Pacific hemlock, west coast hemlock, Tsuga heterophyllatall evergreen of western North America
Broaderconifer, coniferous treeAny gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
SubstanceshemlockSoft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
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