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Meaning of water hemlock

wa'ter hem"lock

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several poisonous plants belonging to the genus Cicuta, of the parsley family, as C. virosa of Europe, and C. maculata of North America, growing in swamps and marshy places.
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