Borrowing from Anglo-Norman, from Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimem, from Latin venenum, from Proto-Indo-European *weneznom (“lust, desire”), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (“to strive, wish, love”); see also Sanskrit वनति (vanati, “gain, wish, erotic lust”) and Latin Venus.
- 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
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- poison, venom