HyperDic: sand_viper

English > 2 senses of the expression sand viper:
NOUNanimalsand viper, horned viper, cerastes, horned asp, Cerastes cornutushighly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye
animalsand viper, hognose snake, puff adderharmless North American snake with upturned nose
English > sand viper: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningHighly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye.
Synonymshorned viper, cerastes, horned asp, Cerastes cornutus
Member ofgenus Cerastes, Aspis, genus Aspishorned vipers
Broadervipervenomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Spanishcerastes
Catalancerastes
English > sand viper: 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, puff adder
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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