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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Elapidae — mamba.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. a genus of African snakes comprising the mambas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mambas


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  • Now, the disk jockey will play a recording (from 1943?) of Fats Waller's "You're a Viper" (just for you Dennis) and we'll be out of here faster than a Dendroaspis polylepis can slither.

    Thank you, Dennis Miller!

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    Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), is an elapid snake and is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes. - Business News


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