gaboon viper

ga·boon vi·per
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [guh-boon, ga-, gah- vahy-per]
    • /gəˈbun, gæ-, gɑ- ˈvaɪ pər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [guh-boon, ga-, gah- vahy-per]
    • /gəˈbun, gæ-, gɑ- ˈvaɪ pər/

Definitions of gaboon viper words

  • noun gaboon viper a large, venomous snake, Bitis gabonica, of tropical African forests, having large retractable fangs and geometrically patterned scales of yellow, brown, and sometimes purple. 1
  • noun gaboon viper a large venomous viper, Bitis gabonica, that occurs in African rainforests. It has brown and purple markings and hornlike projections on its snout 0
  • noun gaboon viper A large venomous viper, Bitis gabonica, found in African rainforests. 0

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Origin of gaboon viper

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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gaboon viper popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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