Bitis


Bitis
noun
a genus of Viperidae
Syn: ↑genus Bitis
Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Viperidae, ↑family Viperidae
Member Meronyms: ↑puff adder, ↑Bitis arietans, ↑gaboon viper, ↑Bitis gabonica

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\\ˈbīd.ə̇s\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin
: a genus of African vipers including the Old World puff adder, the Gaboon viper, and a few other heavy-bodied rather sluggish venomous snakes

Useful english dictionary. 2012.