Viper vs Viperine - What's the difference?

viper | viperine |


As a noun viper

is viper (poisonous snake).

As an adjective viperine is

of or relating to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

viper

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A venomous snake in the family Viperidae.
  • A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
  • * Milton
  • Who committed / To such a viper his most sacred trust / Of secrecy.

    Synonyms

    * adder

    Derived terms

    * * * viperfish * * viperish *

    viperine

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper.
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