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From Anglo-Norman, from Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimem, from Latin venenum, from Proto-Indo-European *wenes-no- (“lust, desire”), see also Sanskrit वनति (vanati, “gain, wish, erotic lust”) and Latin Venus.
venom (plural venoms)
- A poison carried by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter.
- Hurtful worm with cankered venom bites.
- (figuratively) Feeling or speech marked by spite or malice.
- the venom of such looks
poison carried by animal
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- poison, venom