puff adder

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Related to Puff-adder: Puffing adder, Bitis lachesis

puff adder:

see viperviper,
any of a large number of heavy-bodied, poisonous snakes of the family Viperidae, characterized by erectile, hypodermic fangs. The fangs are folded back against the roof of the mouth except when the snake strikes. Vipers are distributed throughout Eurasia and Africa.
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puff adder

1. a large venomous African viper, Bitis arietans, that is yellowish-grey with brown markings and inflates its body when alarmed
2. another name for hognose snake
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Manamela marched into the banking hall and tossed five puff-adders, one of Africa's deadliest snakes, onto the floor, scattering staff members.