Definition of mamba in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmambə


  • A large, agile, highly venomous African snake.
    • Genus Dendroaspis, family Elapidae: three species. See also black mamba
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    • 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.

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