king cobra

noun
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:
1890–95

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king cobra
 
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Also called: hamadryad 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

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Come eye-to-eye with the king cobra, the longest venomous snake in the world.
And other snakes are set to join the ranks of the sequenced, including the garter snake, the rattlesnake and the king cobra.
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