Definition of pit viper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


pit viper

BrE BrE//ˈpɪt vaɪpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪt vaɪpər//
Amphibians and reptiles
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one of several types of poisonous snake which finds its food using areas on its head that are sensitive to warmth See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pit viper