puff adder


Definition of PUFF ADDER

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

First Known Use of PUFF ADDER


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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