1. [ noun ] (zoology) highly venomous viper of North Africa and southwest Asia having a horny spine above each eye
Synonyms: cerastes horned_asp Cerastes_cornutus horned_viper
Related terms: viper genus_Cerastes
2. [ noun ] (zoology) harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed
Synonyms: puff_adder hognose_snake
Related terms: colubrid_snake Heterodon
Similar spelling:   sandpiper