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Related to cobra: king cobra, Indian cobra

co·bra

 (kō′brə)
n.
1. Any of various venomous elapid snakes, especially of the genus Naja, that are native to Asia and Africa and are capable of expanding the skin of the neck to form a flattened hood.
2. Leather made from the skin of one of these snakes.

[Short for Portuguese cobra (de capelo), snake (with a hood) : cobra, snake (from Old Portuguese coobra, from Vulgar Latin *colobra, variant of Latin colubra, of unknown origin) + de, of + capelo, hood.]

cobra

(ˈkəʊbrə)
n
1. (Animals) any highly venomous elapid snake of the genus Naja, such as N. naja (Indian cobra), of tropical Africa and Asia. When alarmed they spread the skin of the neck region into a hood
2. (Animals) any related snake, such as the king cobra
[C19: from Portuguese cobra (de capello) snake (with a hood), from Latin colubra snake]

COBRA

(ˈkəʊbrə)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the UK) Cabinet Office Briefing Room A: the civil contingencies committee that leads the UK's responses to crises such as terrorist attacks and epidemics

co•bra

(ˈkoʊ brə)

n., pl. -bras.
1. any venomous Old World elapid snake of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus, characterized by the ability to flatten the neck into a hood.
2. any of several related African snakes.
[1810–20; short for Portuguese cobra de capello hooded snake; cobra < Latin colubra snake]

co·bra

(kō′brə)
Any of several poisonous Asian or African snakes capable of spreading out the skin of the neck to form a flattened hood when excited.

cobra

- From Portuguese cobra de capello, "snake with hood"—based on Latin colubra, "snake."
See also related terms for hood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hoodcobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
Indian cobra, Naja naja - a cobra of tropical Africa and Asia
Egyptian cobra, Naja haje, asp - cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death
black-necked cobra, Naja nigricollis, spitting cobra - aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness
king cobra, Naja hannah, Ophiophagus hannah, hamadryad - large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja
Translations
صِل، أفْعى الكوبرا
kobra
brilleslangecobra
kobrasilmälasikäärme
kobra
gleraugnaslanga
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cobra

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cobra

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[ˈkəʊbrə] ncobra m inv

cobra

(ˈkəubrə) noun
a poisonous snake found in India and Africa.
References in classic literature ?
He was exceedingly dark, almost swarthy, with a thin face, black- bearded to the lips, an abundance of coarse black hair in some disorder, a high nose and eyes that glittered with as soulless an expression as those of a cobra. One of the group rose and introduced him as Dr.
A yellow-and-brown streak glided from the purple rustling stems to the bank, stretched its neck to the water, drank, and lay still - a big cobra with fixed, lidless eyes.
'Who knows?' He passed within a foot of the cobra's poised head.
He killed a king cobra that had been seen in the Rajah's garden.
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.
One we lost from the bite of a cobra, three had perished from "poverty" and the want of water, one strayed, and the other three died from eating the poisonous herb called "tulip." Five more sickened from this cause, but we managed to cure them with doses of an infusion made by boiling down the tulip leaves.
Who could fight, they said, against the Jungle, or the Gods of the Jungle, when the very village cobra had left his hole in the platform under the peepul-tree?
Down hoods all!" said half a dozen low voices(every ruin in India becomes sooner or later a dwelling place of snakes, and the old summerhouse was alive with cobras).
"Snake-catcher is what I call them, and Teddy is amazing quick on cobras. I have one here without the fangs, and Teddy catches it every night to please the folk in the canteen.
"The 'Cobra' might be delivered early next year as training for (the pilots) are still ongoing," PAF chief, Lt.
The Jordanian government pledged last year to donate two US-built Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopters, and President Rodrigo Duterte had mentioned this in some of his speeches.
The snake, a 5.5 feet deadly cobra came through a courier service in ward number 5 of Rairangpur area in Mayurbhanj.