from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An African snake (Hemachatus haemachatus) that spits venom at the eyes of an attacker, sometimes causing blindness. Also called spitting cobra.
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- n. Alternative form of rinkhals.
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- n. highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet
Obsolete Afrikaans : ring, ring (from Middle Dutch rinc; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots) + hals, neck (from Middle Dutch; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)