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Fer-de-lance

Fer-de-lance

(Science: zoology) a large, venomous serpent (Trigonocephalus lanceolatus) of Brazil and the west indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no rattle.

Origin: f, the iron of a lance, lance head.


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