puff adder

noun

Definition of puff adder

  1. 1 :  a large thick-bodied extremely venomous African viper (Bitis arietans)

  2. 2 :  hognose snake

1789

First Known Use of puff adder

1789


Medical Dictionary

puff adder

noun

Medical Definition of puff adder

  1. :  a large thick-bodied exceedingly venomous widely distributed African viper (Bitis arietans) that inflates its body and hisses loudly when disturbed; also :  a similar smaller snake (B. inornata) of southern Africa


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