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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 (“gain, wish, erotic lust”) and Latin Venus.
- A poison wielded by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter.
- (figuratively) Feeling or speech marked by spite or malice.
poison wielded by animal
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- poison, venom