from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A snake of the genus Acanthophis, a group of highly venomous elapids found in Australia and New Guinea.
  • n. The copperhead, a venomous pit viper species Agkistrodon contortrix, found in North America.
  • n. The eastern hognose snake, a non-venomous colubrid species found in North America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A venomous Australian snake of the family Elapidæ, of several species, as the Hoplocephalus superbus and Acanthopis antarctica.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A venomous serpent of Australia, Acanthophis antarctica. See Acanthophis.
  • n. The black-snake of Australia, Pseudechis porphyriacus. See black-snake, 1.

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

  • n. venomous Australian snake resembling an adder


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