Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of venomous serpents, of the family Elapidæ. They are of small size, live on dry land, and feed upon frogs, lizards, and other small animals. The tail is furnished with a horny spur at the end, whence the generic name. A. antarctica, the death-adder of Australia, has long immovable fangs, and is considered the most venomous reptile of that country.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a genus of Australian elapid snakes.
- n. Australian elapid snakes
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