Dipsas Dip"sas, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? thirst.] 1. A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of harmless colubrine snakes. [1913 Webster]

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