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

  Conium \Co*ni"um\ (? or ?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? hemlock.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered,
        umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit ("seeds") and
        decompound leaves.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: small genus of highly toxic biennials: hemlock [syn:
           Conium, genus Conium]

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