[ boom-slahng, -slang ]
/ ˈbum slɑŋ, -slæŋ /
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a venomous, tree-dwelling snake, Dispholidus typus, of tropical and southern Africa, having black to greenish scales.
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British Dictionary definitions for boomslang
/ (ˈbuːmˌslæŋ) /
a large greenish venomous arboreal colubrid snake, Dispholidus typus, of southern Africa
Word Origin for boomslang
C18: from Afrikaans, from boom tree + slang snake
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