What is another word for hemlock?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛmlɒk] (IPA)

Hemlock is a term that is commonly used to describe the deadly poisonous plant of the same name. The plant is notorious for its toxic effects, which can cause death within a few hours of ingestion. However, there are several synonyms for the term hemlock, which can be useful when discussing this plant or related topics. Some of the most common synonyms for hemlock include poison parsley, spotted hemlock, and water hemlock. Additionally, there are several other less common synonyms, such as death-of-man, devil's porridge, or muskrat weed. Knowing these synonyms can be helpful when trying to identify this poisonous plant and when conducting research or discussions related to its effects and treatments.

What are the hypernyms for Hemlock?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Hemlock?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Hemlock?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Hemlock

"It's rather difficult to see how they expect to make a profit on hemlock in view of what it would cost them to get the logs there," Gordon broke in.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
Now, I saw a couple of red cedar logs among that hemlock.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
At nine o'clock the fellows sought their quarters and made their beds, for which purpose plenty of pine and hemlock boughs had been cut and piled in the clearing.
"The Crimson Sweater"
Ralph Henry Barbour

Famous quotes with Hemlock

  • It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.
    Denis Diderot
  • Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, "What will you have, sir?" And I said, "A glass of hemlock."
    Ernest Hemingway
  • My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, But being too happy in thine happiness, — That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, In some melodious plot Of beechen green, and shadows numberless, Singest of summer in full-throated ease.
    John Keats
  • Clearly this was no time to ask if they should first define their terms. Nor, for that matter, had Socrates had to define the bowl of hemlock.
    Avram Davidson
  • Jesus would not be crucified today. The prophets would not be stoned. Socrates would not drink the hemlock.
    Bill Moyers

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