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A highly poisonous European plant of the parsley family, which grows in ditches and marshy ground.Also called cowbane
- ‘Although water hemlock was found in the grass field, it was difficult to confirm that water hemlock had been ingested.’
- ‘Like Homo sapiens, animals take important cues from smell and know to stay away from flowers like the dreaded Douglas water hemlock, whose broad white blossoms contain coniine, which is deadly.’
- ‘The lower part of the stem of water hemlock is divided into chambers which contain its toxicant.’
- ‘The roots of water hemlock, which resemble parsnips, are sometimes eaten accidentally by humans.’
- ‘Often water hemlock is supposed to have a purple tinged stem - naturally my specimens didn't.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.