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NOUN (4)

1. poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium;
- Example: "Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock"

2. large 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;
[syn: hemlock, poison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatum]

3. soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock;

4. an evergreen tree;
[syn: hemlock, hemlock tree]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hemlock \Hem"lock\, n. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic, hymlic.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, Cicuta bulbifera, and Cicuta virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium. [1913 Webster] Note: The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by some thought to have been a decoction of Cicuta virosa, or water hemlock, by others, of Conium maculatum. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies Canadensis or Tsuga Canadensis); hemlock spruce. [1913 Webster] The murmuring pines and the hemlocks. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 3. The wood or timber of the hemlock tree. [1913 Webster] Ground hemlock, or Dwarf hemlock. See under Ground. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hemlock n 1: poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium; "Socrates refused to flee and died by drinking hemlock" 2: large 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 [syn: hemlock, poison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatum] 3: soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock 4: an evergreen tree [syn: hemlock, hemlock tree]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "hemlock": beheading, belladonna, burning, capital punishment, castor-oil plant, crucifixion, deadly nightshade, death camas, decapitation, decollation, defenestration, electrocution, ergot, execution, foxglove, fusillade, garrote, gassing, hanging, henbane, horsetail, jimsonweed, judicial murder, lapidation, mayapple, mescal bean, monkshood, necktie party, poison ivy, poison parsley, poison sumac, poisoning, pokeweed, shooting, stoning, strangling, strangulation, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Hemlock (1.) Heb. rosh (Hos. 10:4; rendered "gall" in Deut. 29:18; 32:32; Ps. 69:21; Jer. 9:15; 23:15; "poison," Job 20:16; "venom," Deut. 32:33). "Rosh is the name of some poisonous plant which grows quickly and luxuriantly; of a bitter taste, and therefore coupled with wormwood (Deut. 29:18; Lam. 3:19). Hence it would seem to be not the hemlock cicuta, nor the colocynth or wild gourd, nor lolium darnel, but the poppy so called from its heads" (Gesenius, Lex.). (2.) Heb. la'anah, generally rendered "wormwood" (q.v.), Deut. 29:18, Text 17; Prov. 5:4; Jer. 9:15; 23:15. Once it is rendered "hemlock" (Amos 6:12; R.V., "wormwood"). This Hebrew word is from a root meaning "to curse," hence the accursed.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Hemlock, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 142 Housing Units (2000): 58 Land area (2000): 0.379433 sq. miles (0.982728 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.379433 sq. miles (0.982728 sq. km) FIPS code: 34888 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 39.591447 N, 82.156365 W ZIP Codes (1990): 43730 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Hemlock, OH Hemlock
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Hemlock, MI -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan Population (2000): 1585 Housing Units (2000): 650 Land area (2000): 2.539578 sq. miles (6.577476 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.539578 sq. miles (6.577476 sq. km) FIPS code: 37600 Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26 Location: 43.413113 N, 84.231513 W ZIP Codes (1990): 48626 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Hemlock, MI Hemlock