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Synonyms for fer-de-lance

large extremely venomous pit viper of Central America and South America

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The fer-de-lance, the venomous snake with whom the Quichuas share the rainforest, struck him just above his left eye.
Leptodeira annulata ashmeadii, locally known as "falsa mapanare" (false fer-de-lance) is one of the six subspecies (Peters and Orejas-Miranda 1970) of Leptodeira annulata.
In Fer-de-Lance, the first Wolfe mystery, he solves the link between the murders of a poor Italian immigrant and a distinguished college president.
Out come the poisonous snakes--the fer-de-lance, the Gaboon viper--slithering toward me.