Definition of non-poisonous in English:

non-poisonous

adjective

  • Not containing or using poison.

    ‘a non-poisonous snake’
    • ‘But still, I got some non-poisonous berries for the guys.’
    • ‘Next on the agenda was an interactive session with the children and it then became hands-on, the children getting a chance to handle a few reptiles including a python, a star tortoise, non-poisonous snakes, an iguana and a baby crocodile.’
    • ‘But most of the domestic types are either non-poisonous, or carry so little venom they would cause little discomfort.’
    • ‘The off-the-shelf vests use non-poisonous chemical crystals that react with water to form a gel that can be refrigerated and remain cold for up-to a few hours.’
    • ‘They were fed only mackerel and other non-poisonous food during the breeding.’
    • ‘Apart from the development of royal poison antidotes, there was increasing demands for a wide range of non-poisonous plants from all parts of the known world.’
    • ‘A Department of Health official points a white revolver-shaped device at the pan, to make sure the temperature is adequately hot and non-poisonous.’
    • ‘The boa constrictor is a non-poisonous tropical snake belonging to a specialized group of reptiles - the first vertebrate class completely independent of water.’
    • ‘Named Sid by the ranger, the reptile was identified as a non-poisonous Garter snake, a North American species with trademark white strip down the middle and red sides.’
    • ‘He lived off of melted snow and non-poisonous plants.’
    • ‘Wild mushrooms should not be eaten unless identified as non-poisonous by a mushroom expert.’

Pronunciation

non-poisonous

/nɒnˈpɔɪz(ə)nəs/