Cicuta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cicuta small genus of perennial herbs having deadly poisonous tuberous roots: water hemlock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cicuta (Bot) a genus of poisonous umbelliferous plants, of which the water hemlock or cowbane is best known.☞ The name cicuta is sometimes erroneously applied to Conium maculatum, or officinal hemlock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cicuta A genus of umbelliferous plants, containing four or five species, one European and three or four American. They are tall, perennial, glabrous herbs, with divided leaves, and compound, many-rayed umbels of white flowers. C. virosa and the common American species, C. maculata, are popularly called water-hemlock or cowbane. The roots of all are a deadly poison. Most of the species may be recognized by the peculiar venation of the leaves, the main side-veins running to the notches instead of to the ends of the teeth. See hemlock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cicuta si-kū′ta a genus of umbelliferous plants with poisonous roots—water-hemlock or cowbane.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the poison hemlock
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., hemlock.

Usage

In literature:

The cicuta is a frequent plant on this river; we found the fox grape this afternoon nearly ripe.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Calido sub pectore mascula bilis Intumuit, quam non extinxerit urna cicutae?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
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In science:

Cicuta, Real symmetric random matrices and path counting, Phys.
Real symmetric random matrices and replicas
Akemann, G., Cicuta, G. M., Molinari, L., Vernizzi, G.: Compact support probability distributions in random matrix theory.
Limit Correlation Functions for Fixed Trace Random Matrix Ensembles
Akemann, G., Cicuta, G.M., Molinari, L., Vernizzi, G.: Compact support probability distributions in random matrix theory.
Local statistical properties of Schmidt eigenvalues of bipartite entanglement for a random pure state
This generalized RVB state has been proposed again for the Hubbard model, and independently, by Messager and Richard ; it was also studied for a strip of 2 × N sites by Cicuta and Stramaglia .
Numerical results for generalized RVB wavefunctions
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