Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various venomous elapid snakes, especially of the genus Naja, that are native to Asia and Africa and are capable of expanding the skin of the neck to form a flattened hood.
  • noun Leather made from the skin of one of these snakes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The contracted name of the cobra-de-capello.
  • noun See copra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See copra.
  • noun The cobra de capello.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae.

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

  • noun venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood

Etymologies

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

[Short for Portuguese cobra (de capello), snake (with a hood), from Latin colubra, feminine of coluber.]

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From Portuguese cobra, from Latin colubra ("snake").

Examples

  • She saw before her one of the most venomous of serpents, the black naja, or "spitting-snake" -- the cobra of Africa -- far more dangerous than its congener the _cobra de capello_ of India, because far more active in its movements, and equally fatal in its bite.

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  • She saw before her one of the most venomous of serpents, the black naja, or "spitting-snake" -- the cobra of Africa -- far more dangerous than its congener the _cobra de capello_ of India, because far more active in its movements, and equally fatal in its bite.

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  • Just think of this, you are unable to do your job because of health reason, you are terminated, you pay over 1300.00 per month cobra for 18 mo., when the cobra is ended, then you pay 797.00 per month for coverage on yourself only and do not have the really good plan you had when you were working, you will welcome a health care reform that will help with this.

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  • The cobra is my favourite since it looks like the hardest one to stack. 12 more pics after the jump.

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  • The cobra is my favourite since it looks like the hardest one to stack. 12 more pics after the jump.

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  • When our family had cobra is was, like $6500 per year.

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  • It gets the name cobra lily because the stem and leaves look like a cobra.

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  • It gets the name cobra lily because the stem and leaves look like a cobra.

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  • Distinctive 'cobra'-design seats for added comfort and enhanced rear cabin space

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  • Distinctive 'cobra'-design seats for added comfort and enhanced rear cabin space

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