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skaapsteker

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Pronunciation: /ˈskɑːpˌsteɪkə
 
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Definition of skaapsteker in English:

noun

South African
A greyish-brown snake of southern Africa, which is venomous but rarely dangerous.
  • Genus Psammophylax, family Colubridae: two species
Example sentences
  • I Saw nothing but an ostrich, two skaapstekers and some horned snakes.

Origin

early 19th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch schaap 'sheep' + steker 'stinger'.

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