ETYM Old Eng. venemous, venimous, French venimeux, Latin venenosus, from venenum poison. Related to Venom, Venenose.
1. Full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous.
2. Having a poison gland or glands for the secretion of venom, as certain serpents and insects.
3. Noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful.