deaf adder

deaf adder
1. : any of various harmless snakes; especially : hognose snake
2. : the venomous copperhead

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  • Deaf adder — may refer to: Heterodon platirhinos, a.k.a. the eastern hognose snake, a harmless species found the United States. Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen, a.k.a. the northern copperhead, a venomous viper species also found in the United States.… …   Wikipedia

  • deaf adder — /ˈdɛf ædə/ (say def aduh) noun → death adder (def. 1) …  

  • deaf — O.E. deaf deaf, also empty, barren, specialized from P.Gmc. *daubaz (Cf. O.S. dof, O.N. daufr, O.Fris. daf, Du. doof deaf, Ger. taub, Goth. daufs deaf, insensate ), from PIE dheubh , which was used to form words meaning confusion, stupefaction,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • deaf as an adder — totally deaf; is incapable of hearing anything; stone deaf …   English contemporary dictionary

  • death adder — /ˈdɛθ ædə/ (say deth aduh) noun 1. Also, Obsolete, deaf adder. a venomous viper like snake, Acanthophis antarcticus, of Australia and the island of New Guinea, having a stout body and broad head. 2. a mean, avaricious person. –phrase 3. have a… …  

  • adders —    There are a number of beliefs about the adder which have been collected across the country, with little variation. It was said to be deaf, on the authority of Psalm 58 ( They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear, which will not… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • List of snakes by common name — This is a list of extant snakes, given by their common names. Note that the snakes are grouped by name, and in some cases the grouping may have no scientific basis. A *Adder **Berg adder **Common adder **Deaf adder **Death adder **Desert death… …   Wikipedia

  • Erhard Brandl — Erhard Joseph Brandl, (* 23. Dezember 1923 in Lobs, Tschechoslowakei; † 1. Oktober 1974 in Perth, Australien) war ein Prospektor und Erforscher der Kultur der Aborigines. Leben Der Enkel des Oberlehrers Hermann Brandl war Absolvent des Gymnasiums …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Heterodon platirhinos — Eastern Hognose Snake Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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