Cerastes



any of several small vipers of the genus Cerastes, including the horned viper, that have a sideways looping motion like that of a sidewinder and inhabit deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia.
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noun (pl) -tes
any venomous snake of the genus Cerastes, esp the horned viper

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