noun, plural ce·ras·tes.
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He is called the cerastes, and is venomous, I believe, though not one of the worst kinds of poisonous snakes.Hair-Breadth Escapes|H.C. Adams
In fine, madam, if examples can soothe your grief, remember that Venus changed Cerastes into an ox.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
At a relatively late period other snakes were adopted as surrogates of the cobra and Cerastes.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
The cerastes is also employed occasionally by the snake-charmers.
The name Cerastes, or horned, has been given to it on account of these projections.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood