Definition of king cobra in English:

king cobra

Syllabification: king co·bra

noun

  • A brownish cobra with an orange-cream throat patch, native to southern Asia. It is the largest of all venomous snakes. Also called hamadryad.
    • Ophiophagus hannah, family Elapidae
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    • Likening his unblinking stare to a king cobra on the verge of striking, she notes that Pirabhakaran had ‘gone taut, all ready to spring.’
    • On her tail was a snake-like demon that stood about human-height, with arms stretching nearly to the floor, and a curved, hood of a head, much like that of a king cobra.
    • A king cobra's nest was discovered on May 1 near the house of Mogappa, a coffee and cardamom grower, near Kumarahalli Bachahalli in Kodagu.

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