Cape cobra

noun

: an aggressive partly arboreal cobra (Naja nivea) of southern Africa that is extremely variable in coloring, being predominantly yellow, reddish, brown, or black

called also yellow cobra

Word History

Etymology

from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape cobra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20cobra. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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