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ring•hals



Pronunciation: (ring'hals), [key]
n.
a highly venomous snake, Hemachatus haemachatus, of southern Africa, related to the cobras, having one to three light-colored bands across its throat and characterized by its ability to accurately spit its venom up to 7 ft. (2.1 m) away. Also,rinkhals.[< Afrik, equiv. to ring
ring1 + hals neck]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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