Origin of cobra1
Definition for cobra (2 of 2)
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Examples from the Web for cobra
Miraculously, and thanks to three hundred Marines and Cobra attack helicopters, the convoy made it to Kirkuk.We Abandoned Them: Kirk Johnson’s Fight to Save Iraqis|John Kael Weston|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her husband, Major John Ruocco USMC was a decorated Cobra pilot and died by suicide on February 7, 2005.
Her COBRA benefits have run out, leaving her without coverage.
Thrust your hand through the cage at a menagerie, and stroke the back of a cobra from the East Indies.The Wedding Ring|T. De Witt Talmage
Little by little the cobra grew so infuriated that it became evident the jadugar himself did not dare to approach it.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
The cobra then brought from his treasure-house a number of diamonds and rubies and other precious stones.Wonder Tales from Many Lands|Katharine Pyle
The cobra venom was mixed with a feebly alkaline solution of pyrogallic acid, and injected subcutaneously into a chicken.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
There is a temple in Ganjam, the idol in which is said to be protected from desecration at night by a cobra.Omens and Superstitions of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for cobra (1 of 2)
Word Origin for cobra
British Dictionary definitions for cobra (2 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for cobra
1802, short for cobra capello (1670s), from Portuguese cobra de capello "serpent (of the hood)," from Latin colubra "a snake, female serpent" (source of French couleuvre "adder"), of uncertain origin. So called for the expandable loose skin about its neck. The word came to English via Portuguese colonies in India, where the native name is nag (see naga).