cobra-de-capello

  • 1 cobra de capello — [dē kə pel′ō] n. pl. cobras de capello [see COBRA] a varicolored cobra (Naja naja), esp. of India, with an eyelike marking on the hood …

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  • 2 Cobra de capello — Co bra de ca*pel lo [Pg., serpent of the hood.] (Zo[ o]l.) The hooded snake ({Naia tripudians}), a highly venomous serpent inhabiting India. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Cobra de Capello — Cobra de Capello, s. Brillenschlange …

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  • 4 cobra de capello — /koh breuh dee keuh pel oh/, pl. cobras de capello. See Indian cobra. [1660 70; < Pg: hooded snake (cobra < L colubra snake; capello < LL cappellus hood, equiv. to capp(a) CAP1 + ellus ELLE)] * * * …

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  • 5 cobra de capello — dēkəˈpe(ˌ)lō noun (plural cobras de capello) Etymology: Portuguese : indian cobra …

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  • 6 cobra-de-capello — n. [Port.] Cobra, hooded snake, spectacle snake (Naja tripudians) …

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  • 7 COBRA — Le groupe Cobra, dont le nom est formé par la contraction des premières lettres de COpenhague , BRuxelles et Amsterdam , villes des trois pays de ses fondateurs, fut actif de 1948 à 1951. De nombreux artistes s’y rattachèrent au gré des… …

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  • 8 cobra — 1802, short for cobra capello (1670s), from Port. cobra de capello serpent (of the hood), from L. colubra a snake, female serpent (Cf. Fr. couleuvre adder ), of uncertain origin. So called for the expandable loose skin about its neck. The word… …

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  • 9 Cobra — Co bra, n. The cobra de capello. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 10 cobra — ► NOUN ▪ a highly venomous snake that spreads the skin of its neck into a hood when disturbed, native to Africa and Asia. ORIGIN from Portuguese cobra de capello snake with hood …

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  • 11 cobra — [kō′brə] n. [< Port cobra (de capello), serpent (of the hood) < L colubra, a snake: see COLON1] 1. any of several genera (esp. Naja) of very poisonous elapine snakes of Asia and Africa, having around the neck loose skin which is expanded… …

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  • 12 cobra — Most cobras are members of the highly venomous snake genus, Naja (family Elapidae); six species are recognized, all African except for the Asiatic c.; typical behavior includes spreading of the neck (hood), rearing one third of the body off of… …

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  • 13 cobra — cobra1 /koh breuh/, n. 1. any of several highly venomous, Old World elapid snakes of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus, characterized by the ability to flatten the neck into a hoodlike form when disturbed. 2. any of several similar, related African …

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  • 14 cobra — [ kəʊbrə, kɒbrə] noun a highly venomous African or Asian snake that spreads the skin of its neck into a hood when disturbed. [Naja naja (spectacled cobra), N. haje (Egyptian cobra), and other species.] Origin C17: from Port. cobra de capello, lit …

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  • 15 cobra — co•bra [[t]ˈkoʊ brə[/t]] n. pl. bras 1) ram any venomous Old World elapid snake of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus, characterized by the ability to flatten the neck into a hood 2) ram any of several related African snakes • Etymology: 1810–20;… …

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  • 16 cobra — noun Etymology: Portuguese cobra (de capello), literally, hooded snake, from Latin colubra snake Date: 1802 any of several venomous Asian and African elapid snakes (genera Naja and Ophiophagus) that when excited expand the skin of the neck into a …

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  • 17 cobra — co|bra [ˈkəubrə US ˈkou ] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Portuguese; Origin: cobra (de capello) snake with a hood , from Latin colubra snake ] a poisonous African or Asian snake that can spread the skin of its neck to make itself look bigger …

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  • 18 cobra — n. Hooded snake, spectacle snake, cobra de capello …

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  • 19 cobra — I. /ˈkɒbrə / (say kobruh), /ˈkoʊbrə / (say kohbruh) noun 1. any snake of the genus Naja, exceedingly venomous and characterised by the ability to expand the skin of its neck so that it assumes a hood like form. 2. Aeronautics a manoeuvre in which …

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  • 20 hooded snake — Cobra, cobra de capello …

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