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 Dictionary entry overview: What does viper mean? 

VIPER (noun)
  The noun VIPER has 1 sense:

1. venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw

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

 Dictionary entry details 

VIPER (noun)

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Venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw

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Nouns denoting animals

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

ophidian; serpent; snake (limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous)

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

adder; common viper; Vipera berus (small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia)

asp; asp viper; Vipera aspis (of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder)

Bitis arietans; puff adder (large African viper that inflates its body when alarmed)

Bitis gabonica; gaboon viper (large heavy-bodied brilliantly marked and extremely venomous west African viper)

cerastes; Cerastes cornutus; horned asp; horned viper; sand viper (highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye)

pit viper (New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head)

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

family Viperidae; Viperidae (Old World vipers)

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