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Definition of asp

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Definition of asp (Entry 2 of 3)

: a small venomous snake of Egypt usually held to be a cobra (Naja haje)

Definition of ASP (Entry 3 of 3)

First Known Use of asp

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for asp

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English æspe

Noun (2)

Middle English aspis, from Latin, from Greek

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The first known use of asp was before the 12th century

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“Asp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asp. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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Medical Definition of Asp

aspartic acid; aspartyl

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