puff adder

puff adder
A large adder.

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  • Puff adder — Puff Puff, n. [Akin to G. & Sw. puff a blow, Dan. puf, D. pof; of imitative origin. Cf. {Buffet}.] 1. A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. To every puff of wind a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puff Adder — est un super vilain appartenant à l univers de Marvel Comics. Il est apparu pour la première fois dans Captain America #337, en 1988. Origine Puff Adder (de son vrai nom Gordon Fraley) est un mutant né à Atlanta, Géorgie. Doté du pouvoir d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Puff adder — may refer to:* Bitis arietans , a venomous snake species found in Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula * Bitis , any other member of this genus * Heterodon , a genus of harmless North American colubrid snakes …   Wikipedia

  • puff adder — n a large thick bodied exceedingly venomous widely distributed African viper (Bitis arietans) that inflates its body and hisses loudly when disturbed also a similar smaller snake (B. inornata) of southern Africa * * * Bitis arrietans, an… …   Medical dictionary

  • puff adder — ► NOUN ▪ a large, sluggish African viper which inflates the upper part of its body and hisses loudly when under threat …   English terms dictionary

  • puff adder — n. 1. a large, poisonous African viper (Bitis arietans) which hisses or puffs loudly when irritated ☆ 2. HOGNOSE SNAKE …   English World dictionary

  • puff adder — noun 1. large African viper that inflates its body when alarmed • Syn: ↑Bitis arietans • Hypernyms: ↑viper • Member Holonyms: ↑Bitis, ↑genus Bitis 2. harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • puff adder — puff′ ad der n. 1) ram a large, thick bodied, African viper, Bitis arietans, that inflates its body and hisses when disturbed 2) ram hognose snake …   From formal English to slang

  • Puff Adder (comics) — Superherobox caption=Puff Adder, art by unknown. comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Puff Adder real name=Gordon Fraley species=Human Mutant publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Captain America #337 (January 1988) creators=Mark Gruenwald and… …   Wikipedia

  • puff adder — noun Date: 1789 1. a large thick bodied extremely venomous African viper (Bitis arietans) 2. hognose snake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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