death adder


Definition of death adder

: a highly venomous elapid snake (Acanthophis antarcticus) of the Australian region having a stout body and a spine on the end of the tail also : any of several other related venomous snakes of Australia and Tasmania

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First Known Use of death adder

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Death adder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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