HyperDic: puff_adder

English > 2 senses of the expression puff adder:
NOUNanimalpuff adder, Bitis arietanslarge African viper that inflates its body when alarmed
animalpuff adder, hognose snake, sand viperharmless North American snake with upturned nose
English > puff adder: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge African viper that inflates its body when alarmed.
SynonymBitis arietans
Member ofBitis, genus BitisA genus of Viperidae
Broadervipervenomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
English > puff adder: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningharmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed.
Synonymshognose snake, sand viper
Member ofHeterodon, genus HeterodonA genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
Broadercolubrid snake, colubridMostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial / terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes

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