noun, plural ce·ras·tes.
Origin of cerastes
Examples from the Web for cerastes
At a relatively late period other snakes were adopted as surrogates of the cobra and Cerastes.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
America is the country of the rattlesnake; Africa, of the cerastes; and Asia, of the hooded snake, or cobra di capello.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
In the two species of Cerastes, or Horned Viper, the eyebrows of the male bear commonly a sort of horn.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
The name Cerastes, or horned, has been given to it on account of these projections.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
The cerastes is also employed occasionally by the snake-charmers.