Definition of hemlock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhemlɒk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhemlɑːk//
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a poisonous plant with a mass of small white flowers growing at the end of a stem that is covered in spots See related entries: Plants
  2. 2[uncountable] poison made from hemlock
  3. Word Origin Old English hymlice, hemlic, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hemlock

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