- a large venomous snake, Trimeresurus flavoviridis, of Okinawa and other Ryukyu Islands: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)
from the native name originally used in the Ryukyu Islands
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Examples from the Web for habu
With this thought, I heaped my parcels into the arms of Habu.
Ferocious beasts and noxious reptiles are limited to the bear of the northern districts and the habu (a kind of snake) of Riukiū.Japan
A young priest nicknamed Habu was calling me from the downstairs kitchen.
Before the gate of the city Rameses was greeted by his court and by the nomarch of Habu surrounded by his officials.
From the time that he left the temple of Hator he had not occupied himself one day with the affairs of Habu.