Associations to the word «Cobra»

Wiktionary

COBRA, noun. Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae.
COBRA, acronym. (British) Cabinet Office Briefing Room A
COBRA, acronym. (US) (legal) Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, especially the provision that allows some employees to continue their group-based health insurance after leaving a job; also, health insurance obtained under this law.
COBRA DE CAPELLO, noun. The hooded snake (Naja tripudians), a highly venomous Indian snake.
COBRA LILIES, noun. Plural of cobra lily
COBRA LILY, noun. A carnivorous plant native to northern California and southern Oregon, Darlingtonia californica

Dictionary definition

COBRA, noun. Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats