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 for Cicuta virosa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hemlock \Hem"lock\, n. [OE. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic,
     hymlic.]
     1. (Bot.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs
        having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the
        Cicuta maculata, Cicuta bulbifera, and Cicuta
        virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.
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     Note: The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by
           some thought to have been a decoction of Cicuta
           virosa, or water hemlock, by others, of Conium
           maculatum.
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     2. (Bot.) An evergreen tree common in North America ({Abies
        Canadensis or Tsuga Canadensis); hemlock spruce.
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              The murmuring pines and the hemlocks. --Longfellow.
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     3. The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.
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     Ground hemlock, or Dwarf hemlock. See under Ground.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water hemlock \Wa"ter hem"lock\ (Bot)
     (a) A poisonous umbelliferous plant ({Cicuta virosa) of
         Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus.
     (b) A poisonous plant ({[OE]nanthe crocata) resembling the
         above.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cowbane \Cow"bane`\ (kou"b[=a]n`), n. (Bot.)
     A poisonous umbelliferous plant; in England, the Cicuta
     virosa; in the United States, the Cicuta maculata and the
     Archemora rigida. See Water hemlock.
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