king cobra

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of king cobra

:a large cobra (Ophiophagus hannah synonym Naja hannah) of southeastern Asia and the Philippines that may attain a length of 18 feet (5.5 meters)

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First Known Use of king cobra

1887


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king cobra

noun king co·bra \ ˈkiŋ-ˈkō-brə \

medical Definition of king cobra

:a large and very venomous cobra of the genus Ophiophagus (O. hannah synonym Naja hannah) of southeastern Asia and the Philippines that may attain a length of 18 feet (5.5 meters) called also hamadryad

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