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king cobra

n.
A large venomous elapid snake (Ophiophagus hannah) of South and Southeast Asia that can grow to a length of 5.5 meters (18 feet). Also called hamadryad.
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The King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is a venomous snake endemic to forests from India to Southeast Asia.
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