Jararaca

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jararaca (Zoöl) A poisonous serpent of Brazil (Bothrops jararaca), about eighteen inches long, and of a dusky, brownish color, variegated with red and black spots.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jararaca A venomous snake, Trimesurus jararaca, which inhabits a large portion of Brazil south of the Amazon. It reaches a length of six feet and is of a gray color with darker cross-bands.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pg., from the native name

Usage

In literature:

More picturesque than most of the scenery I had so far witnessed on the Amazon was the narrow Foro da Jararaca.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The jararaca is generally six feet long, but sometimes reaches the length of eight feet.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The jararaca is a snake eminently amphibious, alike at home on land or at sea.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
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