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Short for Portuguese cobra (de capello) snake (with a hood) from Latin colubra feminine of coluber
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Portuguese cobra, from Latin colubra (“snake”).
His reminded her of a cobra about to strike, though he'd pulled the gun up to his shoulder.
Most venoms are tasteless, but cobra poison is said to be disagreeably bitter.
Of these, several poisonous species exist, including the cobra and karait (Naja tripudians and Bungarus caeruleus).
Like the cobra, also, the haje has its fangs extracted by the jugglers of the country, who afterwards train it to perform various tricks.
These poses include cobra pose, wheel pose, and sun salutation.
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