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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

king′ co′bra(n.)

  1. a large cobra, Ophiophagushannah, of SE Asia and the East Indies.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

    Ref: Also called hamadryad. 2

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hamadryad, king cobra, Ophiophagus hannah, Naja hannah(noun)

    large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja


  1. king cobra(Noun)

    A large venomous snake found in East Asia, taxonomic name Ophiophagus hannah, the longest venomous snake in the world.


  1. King cobra

    The king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 18.5 to 18.8 ft. This species, which preys chiefly on other snakes, is found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. Despite the word "cobra" in its name, this snake is not a member of Naja but belongs to its own genus. It has cultural significance as well.


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