Fer-de-lance definitions

fĕr'dl-ăns', -äns'
Any of several tropical American pit vipers of the genus Bothrops, typically having brown and grayish markings.
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A large, poisonous pit viper (Bothrops atrox) found in tropical America.
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Any of several tropical American pit vipers of the genus Bothrops, typically having brown and grayish markings.
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Bothrops lanceolatus or other lancehead snakes of genus Bothrops.
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Origin of fer-de-lance

French from fer de lance spearhead fer iron de of lance spear