from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of venomous East Indian snakes, which feed on other snakes. Ophiophagus elaps is said to be the largest and most deadly of poisonous snakes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of very venomous serpents of the family Elapidæ, or of the restricted family Najadæ.
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- n. king cobra
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Lately the police have got two specimens of an ophiophagus, a snake-eating snake over eighteen feet long, whose bite they say is certain death.
"I have just obtained by exchange with another collector," he said, "a splendid specimen of the _ophiophagus_."