Definition of Death adder

1. Noun. Venomous Australian snake resembling an adder.

Exact synonyms: Acanthophis Antarcticus
Generic synonyms: Elapid, Elapid Snake
Group relationships: Acanthophis, Genus Acanthophis



Definition of Death adder

1. Noun. A snake of the genus Acanthophis, a group of highly venomous elapids found in Australia and New Guinea. ¹

2. Noun. The copperhead, a venomous pit viper species found in North America. ¹

3. Noun. The eastern hognose snake, a non-venomous colubrid species found in North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Adder

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death-watch beetle
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Literary usage of Death adder

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"Strychnine in Bite of the Death-Adder.—The introduction by Dr. Mueller a few years since of the treatment of snake bite by hypodermic injections of ..."

2. The Southern World: Journal of a Deputation from the Wesleyan Conference to by Robert Young (1855)
"... on the second reading—A fallen Minister imprisoned—Death-adder—Debate in the Council—New Exchange—Arrival of Missionaries from Polynesia— Dust-storm. ..."

3. The Southern World: Journal of a Deputation from the Wesleyan Conference to by Robert Young (1854)
"... on the second reading—A fallen Minister imprisoned—Death-adder—Debate in the Council—New Exchange—Arrival of Missionaries from Polynesia— Dust-storm. ..."

4. Australian Byways: The Narrative of a Sentimental Traveler by Norman Duncan (1915)
"The death-adder, now, he's a slow, stupid beast, and won't move along. The tiger-snake comes at you; but the death-adder, he's a slow, stupid beast—lies ..."

5. A Sketch of New South Wales by J. O. Balfour (1845)
"the whip shake, which is four, and the death adder, which is two feet in length, are equally venomous, I never met any, even amongst the oldest colonists, ..."

6. Australian Almanac (1863)
"The death adder is more frequently found in dry, sandy situations, and on roads and pathways, ... The death adder is thick m proportion to its length. ..."

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