American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Venom

VEN’OM, n. [L. venenum, venor, to hunt, to drive or chase; venio, to come. See Venus, c.]

1. Poison; matter fatal or injurious to life. Venom is generally used to express noxious matter that is applied externally, or that is discharged from animals, as that of bites and stings of serpents, scorpions, c.; and poison, to express substances taken into the stomach.

2. Spite; malice.

VEN’OM, v.t. To poison; to infect with venom. [Little used, but envenom is in use and elegant. Venom may be elegantly used in poetry.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Venom," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed July 20, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HEGSLL1Q8Q79UZT.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Venom." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HEGSLL1Q8Q79UZT.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Venom' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HEGSLL1Q8Q79UZT.