a cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, of southeastern Asia and the East Indies, that grows to a length of more than 15 feet (5 meters): the largest of the venomous snakes.
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- Also called hamadryad.
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How to use king cobra in a sentence
For comparison, the prairie rattlesnake has 92 and the king cobra has 232.Rattlesnake venom is lethal, but understanding it could save lives | Kate Baggaley | January 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Sata, who was known as king cobra because of his sharp tongue, was thought to have been seriously ill for some time.
The glimpses I got of it showed it to be the terrible king-cobra.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
I kept its skin as a companion to the king-cobra we had killed in Buxa.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly
For the thing that glinted softly was a golden bracelet with the figure of a king-cobra wrought in heavy relief upon it.Caravans By Night | Harry Hervey
British Dictionary definitions for king cobra
a very large venomous tropical Asian elapid snake, Ophiophagus hannah, that feeds on snakes and other reptiles and extends its neck into a hood when alarmed: Also called: hamadryad
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