Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n cowbane A popular name of the Cicuta virosa, or water-hemlock: so named from its supposed injurious effect upon cows. See Cicuta.
- n cowbane An American umbelliferous swamp-plant, Oxypolis rigidior, ranging from New York to Florida and westward to Minnesota and Louisiana, supposed to be poisonous to cattle. Also called hemlock-dropwort: and water-dropwort. See cut in middle column.