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king cobra

noun
1.
a cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, of southeastern Asia and the East Indies, that grows to a length of more than 15 feet (5 meters): the largest of the venomous snakes.
Also called hamadryad.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for king cobra

king cobra

noun
1.
a very large venomous tropical Asian elapid snake, Ophiophagus hannah, that feeds on snakes and other reptiles and extends its neck into a hood when alarmed Also called hamadryad
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