Conium meaning

kō'nē-əm
The poison hemlock.
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Any of a small genus (Conium) of poisonous biennial herbs of the umbel family, with carrotlike leaves and rounded fruits, as the poison hemlock.
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(botany) Any of one or two species in the genus Conium of poisonous perennial herbaceous flowering plants.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Apiaceae — poison hemlock, native around the Mediterranean.
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Origin of conium

  • Late Latin cōnium from Greek kōneion probably from kōna liquid pitch
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek κονασ (konas, “to whirl”), a reference to vertigo, a symptom of ingesting the plant.
    From Wiktionary
  • From the genus name.
    From Wiktionary