fer-de-lance

noun
\ˈfer-də-ˈlan(t)s, -ˈlän(t)s\
plural fer-de-lance

Definition of fer-de-lance 

: a large extremely venomous pit viper (Bothrops atrox) of Central and South America

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First Known Use of fer-de-lance

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fer-de-lance

French, literally, lance iron, spearhead

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