Definition of “hemlock” - English Dictionary

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“hemlock” in British English

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hemlocknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhem.lɒk/ us /ˈhem.lɑːk/

Examples from literature

  • When the philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death, he was allowed to drink the poison hemlock in the company of his friends. 

(Definition of “hemlock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hemlock” in American English

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hemlocknoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈhem·lɑk/

Hemlock is also a type of evergreen tree or its wood.

(Definition of “hemlock” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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