jumping viper

noun

Definition of jumping viper

: a small rough-skinned stout-bodied pit viper (Bothrops nummifer) of Central America and Mexico that slides its body forward when striking thereby considerably increasing its attacking range

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“Jumping viper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping%20viper. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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