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asp

 (ăsp)
n.
Any of several venomous snakes, especially the viper Vipera aspis of southern Europe, the cobra Naja haje of Africa and the Middle East, or the horned viper.

[Middle English aspis, from Latin, from Greek.]

asp

(æsp)
n
1. (Animals) the venomous snake, probably Naja haje (Egyptian cobra), that caused the death of Cleopatra and was formerly used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death. See also uraeus
2. (Animals) Also called: asp viper a viper, Vipera aspis, that occurs in S Europe and is very similar to but smaller than the adder
3. (Animals) horned asp another name for horned viper
[C15: from Latin aspis, from Greek]

asp

(æsp)
n
(Plants) an archaic name for the aspen
[Old English æspe; related to Old Norse ösp, Old High German aspa]

asp1

(æsp)

n.
1. any of several venomous Eurasian snakes, esp. the horned viper.
2. uraeus.
[1300–50; back formation from Middle English aspis]

asp2

(æsp)

n., adj.

ASP

Computers. Application Service Provider: a company that gives individuals or businesses access through the Internet to specialized software applications and other computer-related services.
[1995–2000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asp - of southern Europeasp - of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
genus Vipera, Vipera - type genus of the Viperidae
2.asp - cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and deathasp - cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death
genus Naja, Naja - cobras
cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
Translations
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asp

1 [æsp] Náspid(e) m

asp

[ˈæsp] n (= snake) → aspic m

asp

n (Zool) → Natter f

asp

[æsp] n (poisonous snake) → aspide m (Zool) → cobra m inv egiziano
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