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- 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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Beware of the stone fish (SYNANCEIA HORRIDA), the death adder of the sea, called also the sea-devil, because of its malice; the warty ghoul because, perhaps, of its repulsiveness; the lion fish, because of its habit of lurking in secret places; the sea scorpion for its venom; and by the blacks “Mee-hee.”