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- n. A very venomous viper (Daboia russellii), native to Ceylon and India.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A very venomous viper (Daboia Russellii), native of Ceylon and India; -- called also cobra monil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very venomous serpent of India and Ceylon: same as cobra-monil.
Native name. (Wiktionary)
"There are a few poisonous snakes; and the two worst are the cobra and the ticpolonga, the latter a sort of viper; and the former is an old friend of yours, Mr. McGavonty.