[ ring-hals ]
/ ˈrɪŋ hæls /


a highly venomous snake, Hemachatus haemachatus, of southern Africa, related to the cobras, having one to three light-colored bands across its throat and characterized by its ability to accurately spit its venom up to 7 feet (2.1 meter) away.

Nearby words

  1. ringent,
  2. ringer,
  3. ringer's injection,
  4. ringer's solution,
  5. ringgit,
  6. ringing,
  7. ringing tone,
  8. ringleader,
  9. ringlet,
  10. ringlight

Also rinkhals.

Origin of ringhals

< Afrikaans, equivalent to ring ring1 + hals neck

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