1. asp

noun. ['ˈæsp'] of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder.


  • Vipera
  • Vipera aspis
  • viper
  • asp viper

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Words that Rhyme with Asp

  • agasp
  • clasp
  • gasp
  • grasp
  • rasp

Example sentences of the word asp

1. Noun, singular or mass
Cleopatra followed his example and allowed herself to be bitten by an asp.

Quotes containing the word asp

1. My dear Kepler, what would you say of the learned here, who, replete with the pertinacity of the asp, have steadfastly refused to cast a glance through the telescope? What shall we make of this? Shall we laugh, or shall we cry?
- Galileo Galilei, Frammenti e lettere

2. asp

noun. ['ˈæsp'] cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death.


  • cobra
  • Egyptian cobra
  • genus Naja
  • Naja