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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hemlock tree mean? 

  The noun HEMLOCK TREE has 1 sense:

1. an evergreen tree

  Familiarity information: HEMLOCK TREE used as a noun is very rare.

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An evergreen tree

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Nouns denoting plants


hemlock tree; hemlock

Hypernyms ("hemlock tree" is a kind of...):

conifer; coniferous tree (any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones)

Meronyms (substance of "hemlock tree"):

hemlock (soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hemlock tree"):

Canadian hemlock; eastern hemlock; spruce pine; Tsuga canadensis (common forest tree of the eastern United States and Canada; used especially for pulpwood)

Carolina hemlock; Tsuga caroliniana (medium-sized evergreen of southeastern United States having spreading branches and widely diverging cone scales)

black hemlock; mountain hemlock; Tsuga mertensiana (large evergreen of western United States; wood much harder than Canadian hemlock)

Pacific hemlock; Tsuga heterophylla; west coast hemlock; western hemlock (tall evergreen of western North America; commercially important timber tree)

Holonyms ("hemlock tree" is a member of...):

genus Tsuga; Tsuga (hemlock; hemlock fir; hemlock spruce)

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