Ringhals meaning

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An African snake (Hemachatus haemachatus) that has one or two whitish bands across the neck and sprays venom at the eyes of an attacker, occasionally causing blindness.
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A small, rough-skinned spitting cobra (Hemachatus hemachatus) of S Africa that usually sprays jets of venom at the eyes of an aggressor.
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An African snake (Hemachatus haemachatus) that has one or two whitish bands across the neck and sprays venom at the eyes of an attacker, occasionally causing blindness.
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Alternative form of rinkhals.
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Origin of ringhals

  • Obsolete Afrikaans ring ring (from Middle Dutch rinc sker-2 in Indo-European roots) hals neck (from Middle Dutch kwel-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition