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noun ad·der \ˈa-dər\

Definition of adder

  1. 1 :  the common venomous viper (Vipera berus) of Europe; broadly :  any of various snakes of the viper family — compare puff adder

  2. 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 nǣdre; akin to Old High German nātara adder, Latin natrix water snake


First Known Use: 14th century

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noun add·er \ˈa-dər\

Definition of adder

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



1580

First Known Use of adder

1580


ADDER Defined for Kids

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noun ad·der \ˈa-dər\

Definition of adder

  1. 1 :  a poisonous snake of Europe or Africa

  2. 2 :  a harmless North American snake




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noun ad·der \ˈad-ər\

Medical Definition of adder

  1. 1:  the common venomous European viper of the genus Vipera (V. berus); broadly :  a terrestrial viper of the family Viperidae

  2. 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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