Indian cobra

noun

In·​di·​an co·​bra ˈin-dē-ən-ˈkō-brə How to pronounce Indian cobra (audio)
: a very venomous cobra of the genus Naja (N. naja) that is found especially about settled areas and dwellings in southern and eastern Asia and eastward to the Philippines, that is yellowish to dark brown usually with spectacle-shaped black and white markings on the expansible hood, and that sometimes reaches a length of 6 feet (1.8 meters)

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“Indian cobra.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Indian%20cobra. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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