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

  • noun A large venomous elapid snake (Ophiophagus hannah) of South and Southeast Asia that can grow to a length of 5.5 meters (18 feet).

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

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

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