Definition of night adder in English:

night adder

Syllabification: night ad·der


  • A venomous nocturnal African viper.
    • Genus Causus, family Viperidae: several species, in particular the gray and black C. rhombeatus, common in southern Africa
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    • Every morning we shook our shoes for scorpions, and every night we ducked the night adders that fell out of trees.
    • The night adders, of which there are several species, are classified in the genus Causus.
    • The night adders, in terms of the venom gland size to the body size, has the longest venom glands of all snakes.

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