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viperine

[ vahy-per-in, -puh-rahyn ]
/ ˈvaɪ pər ɪn, -pəˌraɪn /
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adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a viper; venomous: a gossip with a viperine tongue.

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Origin of viperine

From the Latin word vīperīnus, dating back to 1540–50. See viper, -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM viperine

pseu·do·vi·per·ine, adjective
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