Definition of puff adder in English:

puff adder

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  • 1A large, sluggish, mainly nocturnal African viper which inflates the upper part of its body and hisses loudly when under threat.
    • Bitis arietans, family Viperidae
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    • I once organised the rescue of a small girl who had been bitten by a puff adder.
    • I was once on the way to the car and a puff adder reared up in front of me.
    • And hiding in over 50 varieties of grasses, are snakes: among them the deadly rinkhals and puff adders.
  • 1.1 North American term for hognose snake.
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    • When threatened, this hognose (puff adder) usually spreads its head and neck, hissing loudly to feign ferocity.
    • ‘Puff Adder’ is one of several names for the Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos).

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