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sand viper

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noun
  1. hognose snake.
  2. horned viper.
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Origin of sand viper

First recorded in 1660–70
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Historical Examples

  • How could I speak to one whose mother is a sand-viper, and whose father a carrion crow?

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier


British Dictionary definitions for sand viper

sand viper

noun
  1. a S European viper, Vipera ammodytes, having a yellowish-brown coloration with a zigzag pattern along the back
  2. another name for horned viper
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