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Tsuga

Tsuga (, from , the name of Tsuga sieboldii) is a genus of conifers in the pine family Pinaceae. The common namehemlock is derived from a perceived similarity in the smell of its crushed foliage to that of the unrelated plant poison hemlock. Unlike the latter, Tsuga species are not poisonous.

Eight to ten species are within the genus (depending on the authority), with four species occurring in North America and four to six in eastern Asia.

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tsuga

n. ''Tsuga'', a genus of conifers in the family Pinaceae. There are eight, nine, or ten species (depending on the authority), with four species occurring in North America and four to six in eastern Asia. Unlike poison hemlock (''Conium''), the various species of ''Tsuga'' are not poisonous.

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Admiral Lalwani and Mullein, the captain of the voidhawk Tsuga, both saluted.