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Acanthophis   Listen
noun
Acanthophis  n.  
1.
A genus of Australian elapid snakes.
Synonyms: genus Acanthophis.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... the common viper ( Vipera cevus), ranging from Wales to Saghalien island, and from Caithness to the north of Spain. The puff-adder (Bitis s. Echidna arietans) of nearly the whole of Africa, and the death-adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) from Australia to the Moluccas, are both very poisonous (see VIPER). The word was in Old Eng. noedre, later nadder or naddre; in the 14th century "a nadder'' was, like "a napron,'' wrongly divided into "an adder.'' It ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia



Words linked to "Acanthophis" :   Acanthophis antarcticus, family Elapidae, reptile genus, death adder, genus Acanthophis



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