habu

/ (ˈhɑːbuː) /

noun

a large venomous snake, Trimeresurus flavoviridis, of Okinawa and other Ryukyu Islands: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)

Word Origin for habu

from the native name originally used in the Ryukyu Islands
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