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puff adder

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noun
  1. a large, thick-bodied, African viper, Bitis arietans, that inflates its body and hisses when disturbed.
  2. a similar viper, B. inornata, native to southern Africa.
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Origin of puff adder

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for puff adder

puff adder

noun
  1. a large venomous African viper, Bitis arietans, that is yellowish-grey with brown markings and inflates its body when alarmed
  2. another name for hognose snake
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