any of a genus (Dendroaspis) of extremely poisonous, elapine, African tree snakes similar to the cobras but not hooded; esp., a long, green E African snake (D. angusticeps)
Origin of mambaZulu imamba
Any of several highly venomous elapid snakes of the genus Dendroaspis of tropical Africa, especially D. angusticeps, the green mamba, or D. polylepis, the black mamba.
Origin of mambaZulu -mâmbà.
From Zulu imamba.