Definition of Russell's viper in English:

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Russell's viper

noun

A large venomous Asian snake which has a yellow-brown body with black markings.
  • Daboia (or Vipera) russelli, family Viperidae.
Example sentences
  • He points out that there are basically four venomous snakes that feature in this - the cobra, the Russell's viper, the saw - scaled viper and the krait.
  • Until the Indian government changed its wildlife laws, Irulas made a living by catching the deadly cobra and Russell's vipers in their thousands.
  • The current method of producing the treatment is to immunize horses against the venom of the cobra, common krait, saw-scaled viper and Russell's viper.

Origin

Early 20th century: named after Patrick Russell (1727–1805), Scottish physician and naturalist.

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