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poison British & World English

A substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed

poison English Thesaurus

Marianne would waste no time in spreading her poison

poison gas British & World English

Poisonous gas or vapour, used especially to disable an enemy in warfare

poison ivy British & World English

A North American climbing plant which secretes an irritant oil from its leaves that can cause dermatitis

poison oak British & World English

A North American climbing shrub related to poison ivy and having similar properties

poison pill British & World English

A tactic used by a company threatened with an unwelcome takeover bid to make itself unattractive to the bidder

what's your poison? British & World English

Used to ask someone what they would like to drink

poison arrow frog British & World English

A small, slender tropical American frog which is typically brightly coloured. The skin of these frogs secretes a virulent poison, formerly used by American Indians to coat their arrows

poison pen letter British & World English

An anonymous letter that is libellous, abusive, or malicious

poison pill amendment British & World English

An amendment to a legislative bill that considerably weakens the bill’s intended effect, or ruins the bill’s chances of passing

one man's meat is another man's poison British & World English

Things liked or enjoyed by one person may be distasteful to another

what's your poison? in poison British & World English

Used to ask someone what they would like to drink

poison ivy in ivy British & World English

Used in names of climbing plants similar to ivy, e.g. poison ivy, Boston ivy

one man's meat is another man's poison in meat British & World English

Things liked or enjoyed by one person may be distasteful to another


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