What does the word cobra mean?

Usage examples for cobra

  1. There are many snakes in Borneo, but none, with the exception of the cobra, are deadly. – On the Equator by Harry de Windt
  2. 215, that the pigs have exterminated the rattlesnake in some parts of Oregon, and that swine are destructive to the cobra de capello in India. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  3. His head is shaped like a pear standing on its stem and has two eyes spaced about six inches apart and they are as friendly as those of a spitting cobra irked by hives. – Operation Earthworm by Joe Archibald