venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae.
Origin: From cobra, from colubra.
the cobra de capello
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Cobra da capello, kō′bra da ka-pel′o, n. a poisonous snake, native of the East Indies, which dilates the back and sides of the neck so as to resemble a hood. [Port., lit. 'snake of the hood.']
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of poisonous snakes of the subfamily Elapinae of the family ELAPIDAE. There are six recognized species, all inhabiting Africa except the Asiatic (Indian) cobra, Naja naja. Some species "spit" their venom into the eyes of their "enemies". So-called spitting cobras show a high degree of accuracy in aiming for the eyes. The ringhals, the most highly specialized of the spitting cobras, is limited to southern Africa. Its spray destroys eye tissue and can cause blindness; its bite can cause death. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p80)
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carbo, carob, CORBA
The numerical value of cobra in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cobra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- kobra, silmälasikäärmeFinnish
- cobra, brilslangDutch
- tłʼiish bikʼós niteelígííNavajo, Navaho
- kobra, кобраSerbo-Croatian
- நாகப்பாம்பு, நாகம்Tamil
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