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1. laanah , 'wormwood:' used only in a figurative sense for bitterness or poison. Amos 6:12 . It is translated WORMWOODin Deuteronomy 29:18; Proverbs 5:4; Jeremiah 9:15; Jeremiah 23:15; Lamentations 3:15,19; Amos 5:7 . It corresponds with ἄψινθος in Revelation 8:11 .

2. rosh , some poisonous plant expressive of bitterness or poison. Hosea 10:4 . The word is elsewhere translated 'gall,' 'poison,' and 'venom.' The common hemlock is the conium maculatum; the water hemlock the cicuta virosa.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Hemlock '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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