Definition of Mamba

1. Noun. Arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal.

Generic synonyms: Elapid, Elapid Snake
Group relationships: Dendraspis, Dendroaspis, Genus Dendraspis, Genus Dendroaspis
Specialized synonyms: Black Mamba, Dendroaspis Augusticeps



Definition of Mamba

1. Proper noun. a dialect of the Zimba language spoken in the Congo ¹

2. Noun. Any of various venomous snakes of the genus ''Dendroaspis'', native to Africa, that live in trees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mamba

1. a venomous snake [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mamba

mamaguy
mamaguyed
mamaguying
mamaguys
mamajuana
mamaliga
mamaligas
mamaluke
mamalukes
mamanpian
mamarazzi
mamas
mamateek
mamateeks
mamavirus
mamba
mambas
mambo
mamboed
mamboes
mamboing
mambos
mamee
mamees
mamelon
mamelonated
mamelonation
mamelons
mameluco
mamelucos

Literary usage of Mamba

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1. Australian Poets, 1788-1888: Being a Selection of Poems Upon All Subjects by Arthur Patchett Martin (1890)
"FROM "Mamba THE BRIGHT-EYED." Mamba remote and silent sate, Secluded like the youths who wait The bidding of the tribal sires To join them by the ..."

2. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... or ¡/a/a mamba, to scrape off the scales ; to thin the ends of a bow (¡maxilla uta kti »конца). Also II., to throw an arrow, ..."

3. Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville, M. Nisbet (1897)
"X THE BLACK Mamba WE were talking about snakes at the little roadside winkle—a composite shop, where you could buy moist black sugar, tinned butter, ..."

4. In Haunts of Wild Game: A Hunter-naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to by Frederick Vaughan Kirby (1896)
"I have often heard it stated that the 'mamba is but the fully- matured form of some other reptile known by a different name when young, though I have never ..."

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