[ nok-yoo-uhs ]
1. likely to cause damage or injury; harmful; noxious.
First recorded in 1625–35; <Latin nocuus “harmful, injurious,” equivalent to noc(ēre) “to harm, hurt” + -uus adjective suffix
"Late summer means giving way to fall's colors. But one color that doesn't make everyone's favorite list is a layer of bright green floating on top of your favorite creek, river, pond or lake. These rafts of green material can be innocuous in some cases, and quite nocuous in others."
— John Ferro, The Poughkeepsie Journal, 24 Sept. 2015
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