hemlock hemlock  /ˈhɛm ˌlɑk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
  4. (n) an evergreen tree

Usage(s):

  1. Suddenly the fir, cedar and hemlock trees they knew so well disappeared.
  2. It proved unsuccessful; he was convicted by his peers, and subsequently killed himself by swallowing hemlock.
  3. His materials were mostly local woodsfir, spruce, cedar, hemlockwhich, left in their natural state, colored sumptuously with age and weathering.

News

  1. Poison hemlock sparks concerns in Lancaster County

    Poison hemlock — yes, the plant that was used to execute Socrates — is exploding across Lancaster County, worrying livestock owners, parents and naturalists.The highly poisonous herb is another one of those non-native plants brought to the United States because it looked pretty, but it i...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. Poison hemlock sparks concerns here

    Poison hemlock — yes, the plant that was used to execute Socrates — is exploding across Lancaster County, worrying livestock owners, parents and naturalists.The highly poisonous herb is another one of those non-native plants brought to the United States because it looked pretty, but it i...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  3. Hemlock's Brown advances to state golf finals|

    PERRY — Hemlock’s Brandon Brown shot a 77 on Wednesday at the Division 3 golf regional at Glenbrier in Perry, to qualify individually for the state finals.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Midland Daily News

Quotes

  1. "Hemlock Semiconductor is a great example of the types of high-tech, high-growth companies we are working to bring to Michigan to invest and grow," Granholm said. "This company chose to expand in Michigan twice already, and we look forward to...
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Jennifer Granholm Source: MEDC (press release)

  2. "I will not admit guilt nor seek the court's mercy," Timimi told a courtroom crowded with his supporters and prosecutors. "Socrates was mercifully given a cup of hemlock. I was handed a life sentence."
    on Jul 13, 2005 By: Ali al-Timimi Source: Washington Post

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