puff adder


puff adder

noun

Definition of PUFF ADDER

1
:  a large thick-bodied extremely venomous African viper (Bitis arietans)

First Known Use of PUFF ADDER

1789

puff adder

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUFF ADDER

: a large thick-bodied exceedingly venomous widely distributed African viper (Bitis arietans) that inflates its body and hisses loudly when disturbed; also : a similar smaller snake (B. inornata) of southern Africa

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