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cobra

noun co·bra \ˈkō-brə\

: a very poisonous snake found in Asia and Africa

Full Definition of COBRA

:  any of several venomous Asian and African elapid snakes (genera Naja and Ophiophagus) that when excited expand the skin of the neck into a hood by movement of the anterior ribs; also :  any of several related African snakes
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Origin of COBRA

Portuguese cobra (de capello), literally, hooded snake, from Latin colubra snake
First Known Use: 1802

Rhymes with COBRA

COBRA Defined for Kids

cobra

noun co·bra \ˈkō-brə\

Definition of COBRA for Kids

:  a very poisonous snake of Asia and Africa that puffs out the skin around its neck into a hood when threatened
Medical Dictionary

cobra

noun co·bra \ˈkō-brə\

Medical Definition of COBRA

1
:  any of several very venomous Asian and African elapid snakes of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus that when excited expand the skin of the neck into a broad hood by movement of the anterior ribs—see indian cobra, king cobra
2
:  either of two African snakes that spit their venom from a distance: a :  black-necked cobra b :  ringhals
3
:  mamba

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