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 for cerastes
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cerastes \Ce*ras"tes\, n. [L., a horned serpent, fr. Gr.
     kera`sths horned, fr. ke`ras horn.] (Zool.)
     A genus of poisonous African serpents, with a horny scale
     over each eye; the horned viper.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern
           Asia having a horny spine above each eye [syn: horned
           viper, cerastes, sand viper, horned asp, Cerastes

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