hemlock

hemlock a poisonous plant, O.E. (Kentish) hemlic, earlier hymlice, hymblice; of unknown origin. Liberman suggests from root hem- "poison," perhaps with the plant name suffix -ling or -ig. As the name of the poison derived from the plant, c.1600. The North American tree so called from 1776, from resemblance of its leaves to those of the plant.

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  • hemlock — or poison hemlock [hem′läk΄] n. [ME hemlok < OE hemlic, hymlic, akin ? to hymele, hop] 1. a) a poisonous European plant (Conium maculatum) of the umbel family, with compound umbels of small, white flowers and finely divided leaves; poison… …   English World dictionary

  • Hemlock, MI — U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan Population (2000): 1585 Housing Units (2000): 650 Land area (2000): 2.539578 sq. miles (6.577476 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.539578 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hemlock, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 142 Housing Units (2000): 58 Land area (2000): 0.379433 sq. miles (0.982728 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.379433 sq. miles (0.982728 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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