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  • n. A large venomous snake found in Africa, taxonomic name Dendroaspis polylepis, which ranges in color from green to gray.

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  • n. a highly venomous southern African mamba dreaded because of its quickness and readiness to bite


Despite the name, this snake is not black. It is named black mamba because of its black mouth. (Wiktionary)


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