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

  • n. A large venomous snake (Ophiophagus hannah) of southeast Asia and the Philippines that can grow to a length of 5.5 meters (18 feet). Also called hamadryad.

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  • n. A large venomous snake found in East Asia, taxonomic name Ophiophagus hannah, the longest venomous snake in the world.

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

  • n. large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja


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