dipsas

noun
dip·​sas | \ ˈdipsəs \
plural dipsades\ -​səˌdēz \

Definition of dipsas

: a serpent with a bite anciently supposed to produce intense thirst

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History and Etymology for dipsas

Middle English dipsas, from Latin dipsad-, dipsas, from Greek, from dipsa thirst

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“Dipsas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipsas. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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