Fer`-de-lance" (?), n. [F., the iron of a lance, lance head.] Zool.

A large, venomous serpent (Trigonocephalus lanceolatus<-- now Bothrops atrox-->) of Brazil and the West Indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no rattle.

<-- also in Central America. -->

 

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