Definitions

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  • adj. Not poisonous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not producing poison
  • adj. safe to eat

Etymologies

non- +‎ poisonous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although the nonpoisonous snakes are known for squeezing their prey to death, their jaws can also have up to 200 backward curving teeth, as well as teeth on the roof of the mouth.

    On Hunting Pythons in Florida

  • Death caps are not unique in appearance and can easily be mistaken for nonpoisonous species.

    Mushrooms

  • The lizard, a skink, is native to Maryland and nonpoisonous.

    Montgomery County animal watch

  • Hence, puffer fish farmers in Japan have been able to breed nonpoisonous puffer fish by restricting the fish's diet.

    World's Most Deadly Delicacies

  • Not to be confused at all with its many nonpoisonous neighbors, this snake is a pit viper in the same general family as the Copperhead and the Rattler.

    Puff This!

  • CFCs are also safe, inert and nonpoisonous-until they reach the ionosphere, that is.

    Ecoology Breakthrough: A Cfc-Less Fridge

  • He can smell the food as he lies on the bed under his nonpoisonous blanket on his nonpoisonous mattress and thinks about his mail.

    Predator

  • While rubbing the offended spot, she peered into the hole, hoping to see a nonbiting, nonpoisonous, friendly Welken bug.

    The Welkening

  • Spock had continued rather grudgingly to search for a nonpoisonous derivative to test on Sarek, as had McCoy, but both of them knew Sarek was slipping away.

    Demons

  • If you seek water that's unboiled and nonpoisonous, that's the only place you might find it.

    A Triumph of Souls

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