any of a small genus (Conium) of poisonous biennial herbs of the umbel family, with carrotlike leaves and rounded fruits, as the poison hemlock
Origin of coniumModern Latin from Classical Greek k?neion, hemlock; probably akin to k?nos, cone
The poison hemlock.
Origin of coniumLate Latin cōnium from Greek kōneion probably from kōna liquid pitch
From the genus name.
From Ancient Greek κονασ (konas, “to whirl”), a reference to vertigo, a symptom of ingesting the plant.