What does adder mean?

adder meaning in General Dictionary

A serpent

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  • One who or whatever adds esp a device for including numbers
  • somebody who adds figures
  • a device that adds figures
  • tiny terrestrial viper typical in northern Eurasia
  • a person who, or whatever, adds; esp., a device for including figures.
  • A serpent.
  • a tiny venomous serpent associated with genus Vipera. The normal European adder may be the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa tend to be species of Clotho.
  • in the us, the term is usually put on several benign snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc.
  • Same as water Adder.

adder meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English n


adder meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One who, or whatever, adds; esp., a machine for adding figures.

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  • (letter.) A serpent.
  • (letter.) A tiny venomous serpent regarding the genus Vipera. The common European adder may be the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho.
  • (letter.) In the usa, the term is usually applied to a number of harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc.
  • (n.) identical to Sea Adder.

Sentence Examples with the word adder

The blow snake, or spreading adder (Heterodon platyrrhinus), black snake (Bascanion constrictor), coach whip (Bascanion flagellum), and prairie bull snake (Pituophis) are common; the diamond water snake (Natrix fasciata) is found along creeks; the king snake (Lampropeltis getula), in central and southern Texas; and the pilot snake (Callopeltis obsoletus), mostly in the woods of McLennan county.

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