Some mushrooms are edible and tastegood, while others are poisonous and tastefoul.
Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonouswhitecrystallinesubstance with a sweettaste.
Most dogbanes are poisonoustropicalplantsproducingshowyflowers and milkyjuice
Our assimilation into one another had been beautifullytimed, with eachlittlerevelation of unpleasantnessacting as a modestbaffler, a groyne to our mutualinundation. Now all of this was going to be flooded, drenched in poisonousichor.
An investigationshowed that the camels had been poisoned by foddercontaminated with an antibioticcalledsalinomycin, oftenadded to chicken feed but poisonous to camels.
While the poisonous spearlets are nowdirectedlargelyagainstrivalmales, the trait could well have servedamongancestralmonotremes as the equivalent of a bee’s sting, to ward off the Bigfeet that everthreatened to crush them.
American Indiansapparently were aware of the poisonousproperties of the zigadenes.
The poisonousdamp of night disponge upon me. — Shakespeare.