Definition of Cicuta

1. Noun. Small genus of perennial herbs having deadly poisonous tuberous roots: water hemlock.




Definition of Cicuta

1. n. a genus of poisonous umbelliferous plants, of which the water hemlock or cowbane is best known.

Definition of Cicuta

1. Noun. (archaic) Hemlock. ¹

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Definition of Cicuta

1. a type of poisonous plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicuta

ciclaton
ciclatons
ciclatoun
ciclatouns
ciclopirox olamine
ciclosporin
ciclosporins
ciconine
cicoree
cicorees
cicurate
cicurated
cicurates
cicurating
cicuration
cicuta (current term)
cicutas
cicutoxin
cicutoxins
cidaris
cidarises
cide
cided
cider
cider gum
cider house
cider mill
cider vinegar
cideries
ciderist

Literary usage of Cicuta

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1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1806)
"Cafe of Tumour in tie Tongue, cured by Calomel and cicuta. ... to employ the cicuta, which fhc continued to take in the form of a pill, to the extent of a ..."

2. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1900)
"cicuta v. is one of the most active of the poisonous Umbelliferae. Its chief influence is excited ... Twitching and spasmodic jerks are a keynote of cicuta. ..."

3. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by William Baxter by William Baxter (1839)
"cicuta, Ray's Syn. p. 215. —Johnson's Geranie, p. 1061, LOCALITIES.—In hedges, orchards, waste ground, and on rubbish and dunghills, especially near towns ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1844)
"Pills of relative proportions of ext. cicuta and gum camphor were directed to be given every hour or two, until rest was procured. ..."

5. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"A volatile oil obtained from cicuta virosa ; apparently identical with that of cumin and ... (L. cicuta.) The resinous, active constituent of cicuta virosa. ..."

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