cobra de capello


Related to cobra de capello: Indian cobra

cobra de capello

(diː kəˈpɛləʊ)
n, pl cobras de capello
(Animals) a cobra, Naja tripudians, that has ringlike markings on the body and exists in many varieties in S and SE Asia
References in classic literature ?
It would be futile to attempt to describe them to Earth men, since substance is the only thing which they possess in common with any creature of the past or present with which you are familiar--even their venom is of an unearthly virulence that, by comparison, would make the cobra de capello seem quite as harmless as an angleworm.