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Definition of "asp" []

  • Any of several venomous snakes of Africa, Asia, and Europe, such as the small cobra (Naja haje) or the horned viper (Cerastes cornutus). (noun)
  • The venomous snake, probably Naja haje (Egyptian cobra), that caused the death of Cleopatra and was formerly used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A viper, Vipera aspis, that occurs in S Europe and is very similar to but smaller than the adder (noun)

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Use "asp" in a sentence
  • ""The bark of what we call asp-wood, ma'am, which is a kind of sallow; they lay up great quantities of it in the autumn as a provision for winter, when they are frozen up for some months.""
  • "I quickly started building my site and actually made it somewhat functional although most pages where in asp, others in asp. net."
  • "The missing cobra is an adolescent of its hooded species, which is believed to be the type of snake that was called an asp in antiquity."