Meaning of cowbane

cow•bane

Pronunciation: (kou'bān"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several poisonous plants of the parsley family, as Oxypolis rigidior, of swampy areas of North America, or the water hemlock, Cicuta maculata.
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