spitting cobra

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spit·ting cobra

(spĭt′ĭng)
n.
Any of several cobras of the genus Naja or the closely related ringhals snake that spray venom at an attacker's eyes, which can cause temporary or permanent blindness.
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Noun1.spitting cobra - aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africaspitting cobra - aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness
genus Naja, Naja - cobras
cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
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