a large venomous snake, Vipera russelli, common in India and southeastern Asia, having three rows of large, black-edged brown spots on a light-brown body.
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Origin of Russell's viper
First recorded in 1905–10; named in honor of Patrick Russell (1727–1805), Scottish physician and naturalist
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