any of several venomous snakes, especially the Egyptian cobra or the horned viper.
- aspish, adjective
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How to use asp in a sentence
He says also, that he saw many serpents of a much inferior size, and asps and large scorpions.
We soon reached a belt of quaking asps where there were few birds.Birds of the Rockies | Leander Sylvester Keyser
At the same time the poison of asps may come from the lips of a drunkard as from those of a sober liar.There and Back | George MacDonald
But our smiles end with a sigh when we see that there is not only ignorance, but "the poison of asps is under their lips."
It was a genuine retreat, right at the foot of a tall mountain, embowered in a grove of quaking asps.Birds of the Rockies | Leander Sylvester Keyser
British Dictionary definitions for asp (1 of 2)
the venomous snake, probably Naja haje (Egyptian cobra), that caused the death of Cleopatra and was formerly used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death: See also uraeus
Also called: asp viper a viper, Vipera aspis, that occurs in S Europe and is very similar to but smaller than the adder
British Dictionary definitions for asp (2 of 2)
an archaic name for the aspen
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