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MAMBA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mamba mean? 

MAMBA (noun)
  The noun MAMBA has 1 sense:

1. arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal

  Familiarity information: MAMBA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAMBA (noun)


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Meaning:

Arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("mamba" is a kind of...):

elapid; elapid snake (any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mamba"):

black mamba; Dendroaspis augusticeps (a highly venomous southern African mamba dreaded because of its quickness and readiness to bite)

Holonyms ("mamba" is a member of...):

Dendraspis; Dendroaspis; genus Dendraspis; genus Dendroaspis (mambas)


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