Definition of Horned asp

1. Noun. Highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye.

Exact synonyms: Cerastes, Cerastes Cornutus, Horned Viper, Sand Viper
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Aspis, Genus Aspis, Genus Cerastes



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horned Asp

hornbeams
hornbill
hornbills
hornblende
hornblendes
hornblendic
hornblower
hornblowers
hornbook
hornbooks
hornbug
hornbugs
horndog
horndogs
horned
horned asp (current term)
horned chameleon
horned dinosaur
horned frog
horned lark
horned lizards
horned owl
horned owls
horned pondweed
horned poppy
horned pout
horned puffin
horned rattlesnake
horned screamer

Literary usage of Horned asp

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1. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1893)
"... recall« the story of Sir Richard Owen and the horned Asp, which used to be told at Cairo :— The great naturalist was teated in the shade on the verandah ..."

2. The Wonders of Nature and Providence, Displayed: Compiled from Authentic by Josiah Priest (1826)
"... a sort of horn, ahout a quarter of an inch in height, moveable backward, from whence it has been called in many countries the " horned asp,1' or atpic- ..."

3. The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman (1917)
"Thus the Egyptian symbol for F was originally a picture of the horned asp, later it stood for the Egyptian name of this venomous creature, and finally for ..."

4. Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne: Twenty-five Letters to a Working Man of by John Ruskin (1890)
"The puff-adder or horned asp is not more real. Unbelievable,— those,—unless you had seen them; no fable could have been coined out of any human brain so ..."

5. The Great Texts of the Bible by James Hastings (1912)
"The puff-adder or horned asp is not more real. Unbelievable,—those-,—unless you had seen them; no fable could have been coined out of any human brain so ..."

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