ringhals

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ring·hals

(rĭng′hăls′) also rink·hals (rĭngk′-)
n. pl. ring·hals·es also rink·hals·es
An African snake (Hemachatus haemachatus) that has one or two whitish bands across the neck and sprays venom at the eyes of an attacker, occasionally causing blindness.

[Obsolete Afrikaans : ring, ring (from Middle Dutch rinc; see sker- in Indo-European roots) + hals, neck (from Middle Dutch; see kwel- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.ringhals - highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feetringhals - highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres