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


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

Origin of viperine

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

Related forms

pseu·do·vi·per·ine, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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