asp definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of venomous snakes of Africa, Asia, and European countries, such as the small cobra (Naja haje) or perhaps the horned viper (Cerastes cornutus).
    • A water snake.
    • A venomous viper indigenous to southwestern Europe (Vipera aspis).
    • The Egyptian cobra (Naja haje)
    • a kind of European fish (Aspius aspius).
    • An aspen tree.
    • identical to aspen.
    • a tiny, hooded, poisonous serpent of Egypt and adjacent nations, whoever bite can be fatal. It will be the Naja haje. Title can also be put on other poisonous serpents, esp. to Vipera aspis of south European countries. See haje.
    • A European tree associated with poplar family members, Populus tremula.
    • A very venomous serpent of Egypt, celebrated in connection with the story of Cleopatra's committing suicide.
    • The Normal viper or adder of Europe, a feebly poisonous serpent, previously known as Vipera communis, today Pelias berus, regarding the family members Viperid√¶. See cut under adder.
    • A name of sundry other poisonous serpents.
    • Aspic and aspick are outdated or poetic types.
    • of southern Europe; like but smaller compared to the adder
    • cobra utilized by the Pharaohs as a symbol of the energy over life-and-death

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