any of several venomous snakes, especially the Egyptian cobra or the horned viper.
- aspish, adjective
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American selling price.
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How to use asp in a sentence
Fierce is the dragon and cunning the asp; but woman has the malice of both.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the basilisk's den.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
It has walked upon the asp and the basilisk and has trodden down the lion and the dragon.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot | L. W. de Laurence
The name asp is also given to a viper (Vipera aspis) common on the continent of Europe.
And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp; and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den.History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints | Joseph Smith
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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