Ophiophagous
Ophiophagous O`phi*oph"a*gous, a. [Gr. 'o`fis a serpent + ? to eat: cf. F. ophiophage.] (Zo["o]l.) Feeding on serpents; -- said of certain birds and reptiles. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ophiophagus — O phi*oph a*gus, n. [NL. See {Ophiophagous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of venomous East Indian snakes, which feed on other snakes. {Ophiophagus elaps} is said to be the largest and most deadly of poisonous snakes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiophagus elaps — Ophiophagus O phi*oph a*gus, n. [NL. See {Ophiophagous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of venomous East Indian snakes, which feed on other snakes. {Ophiophagus elaps} is said to be the largest and most deadly of poisonous snakes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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