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Definition: puffing adder
Hognosesnake \Hog"nose`snake"\ (Zo["o]l.)
A harmless North American snake of the genus Heterodon,
esp. Heterodon platyrhynos; -- called also puffing adder,
blowing adder, and sand viper.
Adder \Ad"der\, n. [OE. addere, naddere, eddre, AS. n[ae]dre,
adder, snake; akin to OS. nadra, OHG. natra, natara, Ger.
natter, Goth. nadrs, Icel. na[eth]r, masc., na[eth]ra, fem.:
cf. W. neidr, Gorn. naddyr, Ir. nathair, L. natrix, water
snake. An adder is for a nadder.]
1. A serpent. [Obs.] “The eddre seide to the woman.”
--Wyclif. Gen. iii. 4. )
(a) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The
common European adder is the Vipera berus or Pelias berus
. The puff adders of Africa are species of
(b) In America, the term is commonly applied to several
harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder,
(c) Same as Sea Adder.
Note: In the sculptures the appellation is given to several
venomous serpents, -- sometimes to the horned viper