death adder

noun
  1. either of two highly venomous elapid snakes of the genus Acanthophis, of Australia and New Guinea, having a stout body and broad head.

Origin of death adder

First recorded in 1855–60
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death adder

noun
  1. a venomous Australian elapid snake, Acanthophis antarcticus, resembling an adder
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