Definition of Sand viper

1. Noun. Highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye.

Exact synonyms: Cerastes, Cerastes Cornutus, Horned Asp, Horned Viper
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Aspis, Genus Aspis, Genus Cerastes



2. Noun. Harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed.
Exact synonyms: Hognose Snake, Puff Adder
Generic synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake
Group relationships: Genus Heterodon, Heterodon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sand Viper

sand sedge
sand sedges
sand shark
sand snake
sand sole
sand spurry
sand stargazer
sand storm
sand storms
sand tiger
sand trap
sand traps
sand tumor
sand tumour
sand verbena
sand viper (current term)
sand wasp
sand wedge
sand wedges
sand whiting
sandable
sandal
sandal foot
sandal strap dermatitis
sandaled
sandaliform
sandaling
sandalled
sandalling
sandalpunk

Literary usage of Sand viper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Out- Ing. 53: 522-4. Ja, '09. Snake In legends. No. Am. 190: 281-8. Ag. '0:>. Ferocious sand viper; how It kills and destroys its prey. FW Oelze. ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"By Colonel CE Stewart, CB Zoogeography—Sand-viper. I'. Zoolog. ... On the Geographical Variations of the Sand-viper, Vipera ammodytes. ..."

3. Diseases of the Dog and Their Treatment by Georg Alfred Müller, Alexander Glass (1911)
"They are the common viper (vipera berus), the asp (vipera aspis radii) and the sand viper (vipera ammodytes). The first serpent is found all over ..."

4. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"... to as the sand viper. Confusion arises in the identification of this animal, because some have horns, whereas others completely lack any trace of horns. ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Out- Ing. 53: 522-4. Ja, '09. Snake In legends. No. Am. 190: 281-8. Ag. '0:>. Ferocious sand viper; how It kills and destroys its prey. FW Oelze. ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"By Colonel CE Stewart, CB Zoogeography—Sand-viper. I'. Zoolog. ... On the Geographical Variations of the Sand-viper, Vipera ammodytes. ..."

7. Diseases of the Dog and Their Treatment by Georg Alfred Müller, Alexander Glass (1911)
"They are the common viper (vipera berus), the asp (vipera aspis radii) and the sand viper (vipera ammodytes). The first serpent is found all over ..."

8. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"... to as the sand viper. Confusion arises in the identification of this animal, because some have horns, whereas others completely lack any trace of horns. ..."

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