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

     

    viper

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈvaɪpə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪpər//
     
    Amphibians and reptiles
     
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  1. 1a small poisonous snake See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
  2. 2(formal) a person who harms other people
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French vipère or Latin vipera, from vivus ‘alive’ + parere ‘bring forth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: viper

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