Definition of Cape cobra
: 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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of cape cobra
from Cape of Good Hope
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Cape cobra? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).