Definition of asp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    asp

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//æsp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//æsp//
     
    Amphibians and reptiles
     
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  1. 1a small poisonous snake found in SW Europe See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
  2. 2a general name for various types of small poisonous snake found in N Africa See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Latin aspis, from Greek.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: asp