Viper meaning

vīpər
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A person regarded as malicious or treacherous.
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A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
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Any of various venomous snakes of the family Viperidae, having a thick heavy body and a single pair of long hollow fangs, especially the Eurasian and African species of the subfamily Viperinae, which lack the sensory pits of the pit vipers.
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Any of various other poisonous or supposedly poisonous snakes.
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Any of various venomous snakes of the family Viperidae, having a thick heavy body and a single pair of long hollow fangs, especially the Eurasian and African species of the subfamily Viperinae, which lack the sensory pits of the pit vipers.
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Any of several harmless snakes sometimes believed to be venomous.
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A venomous snake in the family Viperidae.
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Any of a widespread family (Viperidae) of venomous snakes, including the pit vipers, the European adder, and the African puff adder; solenoglyph.
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Any of several harmless snakes sometimes believed to be venomous.
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Origin of viper

  • Middle English vipere from Old French from Latin vīpera snake contraction of vīvipera vīvus alive gwei- in Indo-European roots parere to give birth perə-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin vīpera.

    From Wiktionary