venomous

[ ven-uh-muhs ]
/ ˈvɛn ə məs /

adjective

(of an animal) having a gland or glands for secreting venom; able to inflict a poisoned bite, sting, or wound: a venomous snake.
full of or containing venom; poisonous: a venomous wound; a venomous potion.
spiteful; malignant: a venomous attack; a venomous tongue.

Origin of venomous

1250–1300; Middle English venim(o)us < Anglo-French venimus (Old French venimeux). See venom, -ous

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