from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A species of venomous snake found in South America, taxonomic name Bothrops jaracara.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A poisonous serpent of Brazil (Bothrops jararaca), about eighteen inches long, and of a dusky, brownish color, variegated with red and black spots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A venomous snake, Trimesurus jararaca, which inhabits a large portion of Brazil south of the Amazon. It reaches a length of six feet and is of a gray color with darker cross-bands.
The favorite prey of the mussurama is the most common and therefore the most dangerous poisonous snake of Brazil, the jararaca, which is known in Martinique as the fer-de-lance.
Almost as much dreaded as the jararaca is the enormous cuanacouchi
They at first refused -- Don Pablo among the rest -- but after a day or two, when each of the party had met with several narrow escapes from vipers, coral snakes, and the much-dreaded "jararaca," Don Pablo thought it prudent that all should submit to the operation, and accordingly Guapo "doctored" the party without more ado.
They at first refused -- Don Pablo among the rest -- but after a day or two, when each of the party had met with several narrow escapes from vipers, coral snakes, and the much-dreaded "jararaca" (_craspedo-cephalus_), Don Pablo thought it prudent that all should submit to the operation, and accordingly
The idea of using snake venom to treat heart disease may seem strange, yet that is exactly what Bristol-Myers Squibb did when they used the venom of a pit viper, Bothrops jararaca, to develop Capoten (captopril).
The ground was hilly and interspersed with deeply cut creeks where we could see the ugly heads of the _jararaca_ snakes pop up as if they were waiting for us.
He died three hours after being bitten by the _jararaca_.
He lit a light and saw that a big jararaca had been caught in the trap; and he preserved it as a specimen.
That evening round the camp-fire Colonel Rondon happened to mention how the brother of one of the soldiers with usa Parecís Indianhad been killed by a jararaca snake.
After this, the mussurama proceeded deliberately, but with unbroken speed, to devour its opponent by the simple process of crawling outside it, the body and tail of the jararaca writhing and struggling until the last.
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