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Definition of Poison hemlock
Poison hemlockPoison Poi"son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion,
fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught,
fr. potare to drink. See Potable, and cf. Potion.]
1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism,
is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly
effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the
poison of pestilential diseases.
2. That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as,
the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
Poison ash. (Bot.)
(a) A tree of the genus Amyris (A. balsamifera) found
in the West Indies, from the trunk of which a black
liquor distills, supposed to have poisonous qualities.
(b) The poison sumac (Rhus venenata). [U. S.]
Poison dogwood (Bot.), poison sumac.
Poison fang (Zo["o]l.), one of the superior maxillary teeth
of some species of serpents, which, besides having the
cavity for the pulp, is either perforated or grooved by a
longitudinal canal, at the lower end of which the duct of
the poison gland terminates. See Illust. under Fang.
Poison gland (Biol.), a gland, in animals or plants, which
secretes an acrid or venomous matter, that is conveyed
along an organ capable of inflicting a wound.
Poison hemlock (Bot.), a poisonous umbelliferous plant
(Conium maculatum). See Hemlock.
Poison ivy (Bot.), a poisonous climbing plant (Rhus
Toxicodendron) of North America. It is common on stone
walls and on the trunks of trees, and has trifoliate,
rhombic-ovate, variously notched leaves. Many people are
poisoned by it, if they touch the leaves. See Poison
sumac. Called also poison oak, and mercury.
Poison nut. (Bot.)
(a) Nux vomica.
(b) The tree which yields this seed (Strychnos
Nuxvomica). It is found on the Malabar and Coromandel
Poison oak (Bot.), the poison ivy; also, the more shrubby
Rhus diversiloba of California and Oregon.
Poison sac. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Poison gland, above. See
Illust. under Fang.
Poison sumac (Bot.), a poisonous shrub of the genus Rhus
(R. venenata); -- also called poison ash, poison
dogwood, and poison elder. It has pinnate leaves on
graceful and slender common petioles, and usually grows in
swampy places. Both this plant and the poison ivy (Rhus
Toxicodendron) have clusters of smooth greenish white
berries, while the red-fruited species of this genus are
harmless. The tree (Rhus vernicifera) which yields the
celebrated Japan lacquer is almost identical with the
poison sumac, and is also very poisonous. The juice of the
poison sumac also forms a lacquer similar to that of
Syn: Venom; virus; bane; pest; malignity.
Usage: Poison, Venom. Poison usually denotes something
received into the system by the mouth, breath, etc.
Venom is something discharged from animals and
received by means of a wound, as by the bite or sting
of serpents, scorpions, etc. Hence, venom specifically
implies some malignity of nature or purpose.
Meaning of Poison hemlock from wikipedia
maculatum, the hemlock
or poison hemlock
, is a highly poisonous biennial herbaceous flowering plant
in the carrot family
- plants. The common
may also be confused
with poison hemlock
(Conium maculatum), or with the Hemlock
tree. Water hemlock
- poisonous chemical
compound, an alkaloid present
in and isolable
from poison hemlock
(Conium maculatum), where
has been a source
- species, one formerly
used as a method
of execution Conium
maculatum, or poison hemlock Oenanthe crocata
(water dropwort) Tsuga, a genus
from a perceived similarity
in the smell
of its crushed foliage
to that of the unrelated plant poison hemlock
- The hemlock
moth (Agonopterix alstroemeriana), also known
as the defoliating hemlock
moth or poison hemlock
moth, is a nocturnal
of the family...
- Mountain laurel Nightshade Oleander Opium Philodendron Pittosporum Poison hemlock Poinsettia Pokeweed Pulsatilla Ranunculus Rhododendron Scotch
with poison hemlock
and water hemlock
, highly poisonous members
of the same family. Osha particularly resembles poison hemlock
, but is easily...
- been some dispute whether
of the genus Cicuta
or the genus Conium
was used in ancient Greece
as a state poison
as a method
- of the potyvirus
family. It was first found
in 2002 in poison hemlock
(Conium maculatum: an immigrant
weed in Australia). A survey
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