horned viper


noun
  1. a highly venomous viper, Cerastes cerastes, of northern Africa and extreme southwestern Asia, having a process resembling a horn just above each eye.

Origin of horned viper

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First recorded in 1760–70

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horned viper

noun
  1. a venomous snake, Cerastes cornutus, that occurs in desert regions of N Africa and SW Asia and has a small horny spine above each eye: family Viperidae (vipers): Also called: sand viper

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