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[mahm-bah] /ˈmɑm bɑ/

any of several long, slender, arboreal snakes of the genus Dendroaspis, of central and southern Africa, the bite of which is often fatal.
any aggressive partly arboreal tropical African venomous elapid snake of the genus Dendroaspis, esp D. angusticeps (green and black mambas)

large venomous African snake, 1862, from Zulu (i)mamba or Swahili mamba.


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