Definition of pit viper in English:

pit viper

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noun

  • A venomous snake of a group distinguished by visible sensory pits on the head which can detect prey by heat. They are found in both America and Asia.
    • Subfamily Crotalinae, family Viperidae: numerous genera and species, including the rattlesnakes
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    • Madam Relena had returned to her couch and now sat imperiously in it watching Mark as a pit viper does its prey.
    • First, it impersonates a pit viper, coiling and striking and hissing viciously.
    • The bushmaster, at up to 10 feet long, is the world's largest pit viper and a dangerous one.

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