Definition of Puff adder

1. Noun. Large African viper that inflates its body when alarmed.

Exact synonyms: Bitis Arietans
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Bitis, Genus Bitis



2. Noun. Harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed.
Exact synonyms: Hognose Snake, Sand Viper
Generic synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake
Group relationships: Genus Heterodon, Heterodon

Definition of Puff adder

1. Noun. (alternative form of puffadder) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puff Adder

puering
puerpera
puerperae
puerperal
puerperal fever
puerperal fevers
puerperia
puerperium
puerperous
puers
puff-leg
puff-legged
puff-legs
puff-pastry
puff adder (current term)
puff batter
puff of air
puff out
puff paste
puff pastries
puff pastry
puff piece
puff pieces
puff the magic dragon
puff up
puffadder
puffadders
puffball

Literary usage of Puff adder

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1918)
"PUFF-ADDER, THE ACTOR THE puff-adder of America ought to be called the Wi(j(f-adder. ... The American puff-adder only pretends to be. ..."

2. The Uganda Protectorate: An Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1902)
"Lying amongst the dead leaves on the path may be the dreaded puff-adder,* with its beautiful carpet-pattern of pinkish grey, black, lemon-yellow, ..."

3. The Canadas in 1841 by Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1841)
"... the Sand-flies — Passion for Travelling in Canada—First Impressions of Lake Huron—The Rattlesnake and Puff-adder—The Sea-serpent—An Indian ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"Its head is very broad ; its tail suddenly tapered ; its colour brown, chequered with dark Puff-adder (Clotho ..."

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