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Conium

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Definitions of Conium

Pronunciation : Co*ni"um ( or
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [NL., fr. Gr.
Definition : 1. (Bot.)

Defn: A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered, umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit ("seeds") and decompound leaves.

2. (Med.)

Defn: The common hemlock (Conium maculatum, poison hemlock, spotted hemlock, poison parsley), a roadside weed of Europe, Asia, and America, cultivated in the United States for medicinal purpose. It is an active poison. The leaves and fruit are used in medicine.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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