[Port.] The hooded snake, a very venemous serpent found in India. Its hood is formed by the skin of its neck, which it can draw over its head. Ordinarily it is like other snakes, but when going to strike the head broadens out. It is usually carried about by snake-charmers; but in India many people die from its bite every year.

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