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cerastes


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cerastes  \Ce*ras"tes\,  n.  [L.,  a  horned  serpent,  fr  Gr  ? 
  horned,  fr  ?  horn.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  poisonous  African  serpents,  with  a  horny  scale 
  over  each  eye;  the  horned  viper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cerastes 
  n  :  highly  venomous  viper  of  North  Africa  and  southwest  Asia 
  having  a  horny  spine  above  each  eye  [syn:  {horned  viper}, 
  {sand  viper},  {horned  asp},  {Cerastes  cornutus}] 




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