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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.]
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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]
(Plants) an archaic name for the aspen
[Old English æspe; related to Old Norse ösp, Old High German aspa]
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1. any of several venomous Eurasian snakes, esp. the horned viper.
[1300–50; back formation from Middle English aspis]
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|Noun||1.||asp - 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
|2.||asp - cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death|
cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
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asp1 [æsp] N → áspid(e) m
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asp[ˈæsp] n (= snake) → aspic m
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n (Zool) → Natter f
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