gaboon viper

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gaboon viper

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(Animals) a large venomous viper, Bitis gabonica, that occurs in African rainforests. It has brown and purple markings and hornlike projections on its snout
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Noun1.gaboon viper - large heavy-bodied brilliantly marked and extremely venomous west African viper
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Bitis, genus Bitis - a genus of Viperidae
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Examination of 4 large snakes (2 Gaboon vipers [Bitis gabonica], 1 rhinoceros viper [B.
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