Hemlock

Hemlock

The word hemlock may refer to:

*Conium, or more specifically, "Conium maculatum", a common European herb that contains the alkaloid coniine and was probably the state poison of Ancient Greece, and the purported poison used in the execution of Socrates.

*Several other poisonous plants in the family Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) are sometimes called hemlock:
**Water Hemlock or cowbane
**Hemlock Water Dropwort ("Oenanthe crocota") is a species in the related genus "Oenanthe"

*Tsuga, a genus of conifers originally named "hemlocks" due to a perceived similarity in the scent of the crushed foliage to that of Conium.

Localities

*Hemlock Falls, Georgia
*Hemlock, Indiana
*Hemlock, Michigan
*Hemlock, New York
*Hemlock, Ohio
*Hemlock, Ontario
*Hemlock Township, Pennsylvania

Other uses

*Hemlock Society, a group advocating assisted suicide
*Hemlock (company), a chemicals manufacturer specializing in silicon products
*Hemlock, a variant of the Emacs text editor for Unix
*Hemlock Records, a record label based out of Chicago, Illinois
*Hemlock is a heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada
*Hemlock is a 1990s punk band from San Diego, California
*Hemlock was also the name of a black metal project by bass player Dan Lilker
*Sherlock Hemlock, the name of a Muppet detective
*Hemlock (play), an original play by playwright Bob Jude Ferrante
*Hemlock's Diary is a political, economic and social blog written in Hong Kong
*"Hemlock", an Iranian movie also released as "Shokaran" and starring Hediyeh Tehrani
*"Hemlock", a fictional Russian assassin in JAG


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