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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Suggestive of or related to a viper.
  • adj. Venomous; malicious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to a viper
  • adj. venomous, malicious or treacherous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the qualities of a viper; malignant; venomous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the qualities of a viper; viperish; venomous; malignant; spiteful: chiefly said of mental qualities, or used figuratively.

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