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noun
any of several venomous snakes, especially the Egyptian cobra or the horned viper.
Archaeology. uraeus.
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Origin of asp

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1300–50; back formation from Middle English aspis (taken as plural) <Latin <Greek aspís originally, shield

OTHER WORDS FROM asp

aspish, adjective

Other definitions for asp (2 of 4)

asp2
[ asp ]
/ æsp /

noun, adjective

Origin of asp

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before 900; Middle English aspe, apse,Old English æsp(e), æps(e); cognate with Middle Low German aspe,Old High German aspa (German Espe, with altered vowel <Old High German adj. espîn), Old Norse ǫsp; akin to Latvian apse,Russian osína,Czech osika<North European Indo-European *aps-.See aspen

Other definitions for asp (3 of 4)

Asp

abbreviation Biochemistry.
aspartic acid.

Other definitions for asp (4 of 4)

ASP

abbreviation
American selling price.
Computers.application service provider: a company that gives individuals or businesses access through the internet to specialized software applications and other computer-related services.Compare SaaS.
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British Dictionary definitions for asp (1 of 2)

asp1
/ (æsp) /

noun
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 deathSee 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
horned asp another name for horned viper

Word Origin for asp

C15: from Latin aspis, from Greek

British Dictionary definitions for asp (2 of 2)

asp2
/ (æsp) /

noun
an archaic name for the aspen

Word Origin for asp

Old English æspe; related to Old Norse ösp, Old High German aspa
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Medical definitions for asp

Asp

abbr.
aspartic acid
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