Meaning of ADDER in English

adder 1

/ad"euhr/ , n.

1. the common European viper, Vipera berus.

2. any of various other venomous or harmless snakes resembling the viper.

[ bef. 950; late ME; r. ME nadder ( a nadder becoming an adder by misdivision; cf. APRON), OE naeddre; c. OS nadra, OHG natara (G Natter ), ON nathra snake, Goth nadrs adder, OIr nathir snake, L natrix water snake ]

adder 2

/ad"euhr/ , n.

a person or thing that adds.

[ 1570-80; ADD + -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .