See also: Viper

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French vipere, from Old French vipre, from Latin vīpera, contracted from vīvipara f (viviparous, adj.), from vivus (alive, adj.) +‎ parere (to bear, verb). Doublet of weever and wyvern.

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viper (plural vipers)

  1. A venomous snake in the family Viperidae.
    Synonym: adder
  2. A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
  3. (slang) A person who smokes marijuana.

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