Viperine snake
Viperine Vi"per*ine (?; 277), a. [L. viperinus: cf. F. vip['e]rin.] Of or pertaining to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper. [1913 Webster]

{Viperine snake}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any venomous snake of the family {Viperid[ae]}. (b) A harmless snake resembling a viper in form or color, esp. {Tropidonotus viperinus}, a small European species which resembles the viper in color. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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