langaha definition

  • noun:
    • A curious colubriform serpent of genus Xyphorhynchus, from Madagascar. It really is brownish-red, and its nostrils is prolonged in the shape of a-sharp blade.
    • A Madagascar wood-snake, having the snout elongated by a flexible severe appendage, since the cock's comb langaha, Xiphorhynchus (or Dryophis) langaha, associated with household Dryophidæ. The serpent is under 3 feet long, the level scaly proboscis about half an inch.
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