Definition of Horned 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, Sand Viper
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Aspis, Genus Aspis, Genus Cerastes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horned Viper

horned dinosaur
horned frog
horned lark
horned lizards
horned owl
horned owls
horned pondweed
horned poppy
horned pout
horned puffin
horned rattlesnake
horned screamer
horned toad
horned violet
horned viper (current term)
horned whiff
horner syndrome
hornet's nest
hornet stings
hornets' nest

Literary usage of Horned viper

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"Hallowell, has furnished some interesting information relative to the bile of the horned viper of Western Africa, and its treatment. ..."

2. A British Officer in the Balkans: The Account of a Journey Through Dalmatia by Percy Edward Henderson (1909)
"... Harbour—Hotel accommodation—The wonders of Ragusa—Eastern shops—A horned viper—Cathedral treasures. SALONA, which is within easy distance of Spalato, ..."

3. The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and by Loudon (Jane) (1850)
"THE horned viper. (Vipera cerastes,) THIS species of Viper is nearly allied to the asp, and has a pointed and solid horny substance on each eyelid, ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"This " Nose- horned Viper " grows to a length of 4 feet, and is rather prettily marked; ... The " horned viper" attains a length of two feet and a half. ..."

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