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Intoxication

Pliny (xvi. 20) tells us this word is derived from taxa, a species of bay-tree used for poisoning arrows. Hence the Greek toxon (a bow and arrows), and toxicon (rank poison).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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