Definition of mamba in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmämbə/


A large, agile, highly venomous African snake.
  • Genus Dendroaspis, family Elapidae: three species . See also black mamba.
Example sentences
  • Vipers, cobras, mambas, coral snakes and kraits and a few other snakes have evolved venom as a way of capturing prey.
  • There were other snakes in his collection; mambas, vipers, adders, boomslangs, vine snakes, sand snakes, pythons and other cobra species.
  • Nine puff adders, seven Usambra mountain vipers and a green mamba were included.


Mid 19th century: from Zulu imamba.

Words that rhyme with mamba

amber, camber, caramba, clamber, Cochabamba, gamba, Maramba, samba, timbre

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Syllabification: mam·ba

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