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poison US English

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

poison US Thesaurus

a deadly poison

poison gas US English

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

poison ivy US English

A North American climbing plant of the cashew family that secretes an irritant oil from its leaves, which can cause dermatitis

poison oak US English

A North American climbing shrub of the cashew family, closely related to poison ivy and having similar properties

poison pill US English

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

what's your poison? US English

Used to ask someone what they would like to drink

poison arrow frog US English

A small slender, brightly colored frog of Central and South American rain forests. Its skin secretes a virulent poison, used by American Indians to coat their arrowheads

poison pen letter US English

A letter, typically anonymous, that is libelous, abusive, or malicious

poison pill amendment US 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 US English

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

sumac US English

A shrub or small tree of the cashew family, with compound leaves, fruits in conical clusters, and bright autumn colors

what's your poison? in poison US English

Used to ask someone what they would like to drink

poison ivy in ivy US English

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

poison sumac in sumac US English

A shrub or small tree of the cashew family, with compound leaves, fruits in conical clusters, and bright autumn colors

one man's meat is another man's poison in meat US English

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


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