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black mamba

Syllabification: black mam·ba

Definition of black mamba in English:

noun

A highly venomous, slender, olive-brown to dark gray snake that moves with great speed and agility. Native to eastern and southern Africa, it is the largest poisonous snake on the continent.
  • Dendroaspis polylepis, family Elapidae
Example sentences
  • It seems to me the world would have been just fine without such creatures as black mambas and water moccasins.
  • Join the world's fastest serpent - the deadly black mamba, whose venom can kill a human in just 15 minutes - as it zips along the African wilderness in search of its next meal.
  • The 6ft green mamba, 4ft black mamba and 5ft forest cobra are all deadly, and have been taken to a local zoo for safekeeping.

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