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adder Tweet Definition of adder Like Definition of adder on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) A snake.
  2. A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (or Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of the genus Clotho.
  3. (context, US, and, Canadian English) Any of several small nonvenomous snakes resembling the adder, such as the milk snake.
alligator Tweet Definition of alligator Like Definition of alligator on Facebook
noun
  1. a large amphibious reptile with sharp teeth and very strong jaws related to the crocodile and native to the Americas and China. Informal short form: gator
All you could see of the were its two eyes above the water, and suddenly it snatched up and caught the poor bird with its strong jaws full of sharp teeth.
amphibia Tweet Definition of amphibia Like Definition of amphibia on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. plural of amphibian
amphibian Tweet Definition of amphibian Like Definition of amphibian on Facebook
noun
  1. Any four-legged vertebrate that does not have amniotic eggs, living both on land and in water.
anguine Tweet Definition of anguine Like Definition of anguine on Facebook
adjective
  1. Pertaining to snakes or serpents
  2. snakelike, Snakelike.
anole Tweet Definition of anole Like Definition of anole on Facebook
noun
  1. any of the Anolis genus of arboreal American lizards (such as the American chameleon) from the iguana family which feature a brightly colored dewlap and color changing ability
ASP Tweet Definition of ASP Like Definition of ASP on Facebook
initialism
  1. Active Server Pages
  2. Application Service Provider
  3. An extensible baton, used by police and security officers. From the name of the manufacturer: Amalgamated Security Products.
axolotl Tweet Definition of axolotl Like Definition of axolotl on Facebook
noun
  1. An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.

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