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habu

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

from the native name originally used in the Ryukyu Islands
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Examples from the Web for habu

Historical Examples

  • With this thought, I heaped my parcels into the arms of Habu.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • Ferocious beasts and noxious reptiles are limited to the bear of the northern districts and the habu (a kind of snake) of Riukiū.

    Japan

    Various

  • A young priest nicknamed Habu was calling me from the downstairs kitchen.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • Before the gate of the city Rameses was greeted by his court and by the nomarch of Habu surrounded by his officials.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • From the time that he left the temple of Hator he had not occupied himself one day with the affairs of Habu.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski