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habu

/ˈhɑːbuː/
noun
1.
a large venomous snake, Trimeresurus flavoviridis, of Okinawa and other Ryukyu Islands: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)
Word Origin
from the native name originally used in the Ryukyu Islands
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  • With this thought, I heaped my parcels into the arms of habu.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • A young priest nicknamed habu was calling me from the downstairs kitchen.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Ferocious beasts and noxious reptiles are limited to the bear of the northern districts and the habu (a kind of snake) of Riukiū.

    Japan Various
  • Before the gate of the city Rameses was greeted by his court and by the nomarch of habu surrounded by his officials.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • From the time that he left the temple of Hator he had not occupied himself one day with the affairs of habu.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski

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