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noun ad·der \ˈa-dər\

Definition of ADDER

1
:  the common venomous viper (Vipera berus) of Europe; broadly :  any of various snakes of the viper family — compare puff adder
2
:  any of several North American snakes (as the hognose snakes) that are harmless but are popularly believed to be venomous

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Origin of ADDER

Middle English, alteration (by false division of a naddre) of naddre, from Old English ̄dre; akin to Old High German nātara adder, Latin natrix water snake
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ADDER

2adder

noun add·er \ˈa-dər\

Definition of ADDER

:  one that adds; especially :  a device (as in a computer) that performs addition

First Known Use of ADDER

1580
ADDER Defined for Kids

adder

noun ad·der \ˈa-dər\

Definition of ADDER for Kids

1
:  a poisonous snake of Europe or Africa
2
:  a harmless North American snake
Medical Dictionary

adder

noun ad·der \ˈad-ər\

Medical Definition of ADDER

1
:  the common venomous European viper of the genus Vipera (V. berus); broadly :  a terrestrial viper of the family Viperidae
2
:  any of several North American snakes (as the hognose snakes) that are harmless but are popularly believed to be venomous

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