sand viper
Hognosesnake Hog"nose`snake" (Zo["o]l.) A harmless North American snake of the genus {Heterodon}, esp. {Heterodon platyrhynos}; -- called also {puffing adder}, {blowing adder}, and {sand viper}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sand viper — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand viper — may refer to:* Vipera ammodytes , a venomous viper species found in Europe through to the Balkans and parts of the Middle East * Cerastes vipera , a venomous viper species found in the deserts of North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula * Heterodon …   Wikipedia

  • sand viper — noun 1. highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye • Syn: ↑horned viper, ↑cerastes, ↑horned asp, ↑Cerastes cornutus • Hypernyms: ↑viper • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand viper — 1. See hognose snake. 2. See horned viper. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • sand viper — Vipera ammodytes, a venomous snake found in southern Europe and Turkey that has a hornlike protuberance on its snout for burrowing; called also nose horned v …   Medical dictionary

  • Common sand viper — may refer to: Vipera a. ammodytes, a.k.a. the nose horned viper, venomous species found in southern Europe through to the Balkans and parts of the Middle East. Cerastes vipera, a.k.a. the Avicenna viper, a venomous species found in the deserts of …   Wikipedia

  • Sand — Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand badger — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand bag — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand ball — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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