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fer–de–lance

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noun, \ˈfer-də-ˈlan(t)s, -ˈlän(t)s\

Definition of fer–de–lance

plural fer–de–lance

  1. :  a large extremely venomous pit viper (Bothrops atrox) of Central and South America



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Origin of fer–de–lance

French, literally, lance iron, spearhead


First Known Use: 1880

Rhymes with fer–de–lance


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