sand viper


noun

Origin of sand viper

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for sand viper

  • 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

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