Definition of Cerastes cornutus
1. Noun. Highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye.
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Aspis, Genus Aspis, Genus Cerastes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerastes Cornutus
Literary usage of Cerastes cornutus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"Cerastes cornutus, the " Horned Viper" of North-Eastern Africa, from Algeria to Arabia, extending also into Palestine, has the sides of the ventral scales ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... is now generally supposed to have been the cerastes, or horsed viper (Cerastes cornutus), of northern Africa and ..."