Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very venomous viper (Daboia russellii), native to Ceylon and India.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A very venomous viper (Daboia Russellii), native of Ceylon and India; -- called also cobra monil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very venomous serpent of India and Ceylon: same as cobra-monil.

Etymologies

Native name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "There are a few poisonous snakes; and the two worst are the cobra and the ticpolonga, the latter a sort of viper; and the former is an old friend of yours, Mr. McGavonty.

    Across India Or, Live Boys in the Far East

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