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Noun: cobra  kow-bru
  1. Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
Usage: UK
  1. A government committee for handling emergencies, usually chaired by a senior minister or the Prime Minister
    - COBR [UK]

Derived forms: cobras

Type of: elapid, elapid snake

Encyclopedia: Cobra