Recent Examples of cobra from the Web
Officials said two of the cobras seized in March are receiving care at the San Diego Zoo, while the third died for unknown reasons.
Photos show Taylor sporting an oversized bomber jacket, intense combat boots, and a black shirt that appears to have a giant cobra snake on it.
Fans snapped photos of the pop star, wearing an oversized bomber jacket, combat boots, and a black shirt with what appears to be a large cobra snake on it.
Authorities had removed the cobras from the package because delivering them posed a safety risk.
All cobras are venomous, and the amount of neurotoxin in one of their bites is enough to kill 20 people.
Some venoms, such as those of cobras and coral snakes, primarily attack the nervous system, leading to breathing difficulties and paralysis.
The cobra struggled to get rid of the small snake, to no avail.
In the corner, a baby still small enough to get in for free rises up in a cobra position and projectile-vomits milk product across the colorful foam tiles.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cobra.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
During the early part of the 16th century, Portuguese traders took control of cities along India's western coast. During this period of contact, the Portuguese became familiar with some of India's animal life. One animal they noticed was a poisonous snake that could expand the skin of its neck to form a hood. The Portuguese called this snake cobra de capello, meaning “snake with a hood.” The Portuguese name was first borrowed into English in the 17th century. By the 19th century the name had become shortened to cobra.
Origin and Etymology of cobra
First Known Use: 1802See Words from the same year
COBRA Defined for English Language Learners
COBRA Defined for Kids
medical Definition of cobra
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up cobra? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).