gaboon-viper

gaboon viper

noun
a large, venomous snake, Bitis gabonica, of tropical African forests, having large retractable fangs and geometrically patterned scales of yellow, brown, and sometimes purple.

Origin:
1925–30

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gaboon viper
 
n
a large venomous viper, Bitis gabonica, that occurs in African rainforests. It has brown and purple markings and hornlike projections on its snout

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