Definition of Spitting cobra

1. Noun. Aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness.

Exact synonyms: Black-necked Cobra, Naja Nigricollis
Group relationships: Genus Naja, Naja
Generic synonyms: Cobra



Definition of Spitting cobra

1. Noun. Any of various cobras of the genus ''Naja'' that can spit venom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spitting Cobra

spitroast
spitroasts
spits
spitsticks
spittal
spittals
spitted
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spitter
spitters
spittest
spitteth
spitting
spitting-cobra
spitting cobra (current term)
spitting cobras
spitting distance
spitting distances
spitting image
spitting images
spitting snake
spitting spider
spitting spiders
spittings
spittle
spittle insect
spittlebug
spittlebugs
spittles

Literary usage of Spitting cobra

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

1. A Zulu-English Dictionary with Notes on Pronunciation: A Revised Orthography by Alfred T. Bryant (1905)
"... a species of spitting cobra or naia, etc. ¡(li)-Pipi (sp),n. Pipe, whether for water or for smoking [Eng.]. ..."

2. Nyasaland Under the Foreign Office by Hector Livingston Duff (1906)
"Some of the non-poisonous snakes, on the 1 Their remedy for the venom of the spitting cobra (Naja Flava) is human milk. ..."

3. The Man who Did the Right Thing: A Romance by Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston (1921)
"... by the jets of saliva which accompanied his easily provoked eloquence, her special African horror, the spitting cobra. And Albert Greystock was too good ..."

4. The Man who Did the Right Thing: A Romance by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1921)
"... barring the men's way, in the middle of that track an unusually large " spitting" cobra had erected itself on the stiffened tail-third of its length and ..."

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