horned viper


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Related to horned viper: gaboon viper, puff adder

horned viper

n.
A venomous snake (Cerastes cerastes) of northern Africa, having a hornlike projection above each eye.

horned viper

n
(Animals) a venomous snake, Cerastes cornutus, that occurs in desert regions of N Africa and SW Asia and has a small horny spine above each eye: family Viperidae (vipers). Also called: sand viper

horned′ vi′per


n.
a viper, Cerastes cerastes, of N African and extreme SW Asian deserts, having a hornlike spine above each eye.
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Noun1.horned viper - highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eyehorned viper - highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Aspis, genus Aspis, genus Cerastes - horned vipers
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Some 40 species of snake inhabit Israel and the West Bank and around 10 of them are venomous, including the Sahara horned viper, the Palestinian viper, the saw-scaled viper and the long, black burrowing asp.