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Asp

Asp Meaning & Definition
Asp Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Asp?

[n] cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death
[n] of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder

Synonyms | Synonyms for Asp: asp viper | Egyptian cobra | Naja haje | Vipera aspis

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See Also | cobra | genus Naja | genus Vipera | Naja | viper | Vipera

Asp In Webster's Dictionary

\Asp\, n. (Bot.) Same as {Aspen}. ``Trembling poplar or asp.'' --Martyn.
\Asp\ ([.a]sp), n. [L. aspis, fr. Gr. 'aspi`s: cf. OF. aspe, F. aspic.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, hooded, poisonous serpent of Egypt and adjacent countries, whose bite is often fatal. It is the {Naja haje}. The name is also applied to other poisonous serpents, esp. to {Vipera aspis} of southern Europe. See {Haje}.

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