puff adderpuff adder
- a large, poisonous African viper (Bitis arietans) that hisses or puffs loudly when excited
- hognose snake
- A venomous African viper (Bitis arietans) having crescent-shaped yellowish markings.
- See hognose snake.
Origin of puff adderSo called because it inflates its body when excited
(plural puff adders)
- Alternative form of puffadder.