Viperine meaning

vī'pə-rīn'
Of, resembling, or characteristic of a viper, especially one of the subfamily Viperinae, such as a horned viper.
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Of, having the nature of, or like that of a viper; venomous.
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Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a viper, especially one of the subfamily Viperinae, such as a horned viper.
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Of or relating to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of viperine

  • Latin viperinus: compare French vipérin.
    From Wiktionary