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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Portuguese
Origin: cobra (de capello) 'snake with a hood', from Latin colubra 'snake'

cobra

noun
     
Related topics: Animals
co‧bra [countable]
HBA a poisonous African or Asian snake that can spread the skin of its neck to make itself look bigger

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