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Asp, n. (Bot.)

Defn: Same as Aspen. "Trembling poplar or asp." Martyn.

Asp, n. Etym: [L. aspis, fr. Gr. aspe, F. aspic.] (Zoöl.)

Defn: A small, hooded, poisonous serpent of Egypt and adjacent countries, whose bite is often fatal. It is the Naja haje. The name is also applied to other poisonous serpents, esp. to Vipera aspis of southern Europe. See Haje.

See also Aspen

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Asp - (Heb. pethen ), Deuteronomy 32:33; Job 20:14, Job 20:16; Isaiah 11:8. It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Romans 3:13; Gr. aspis ). The Egyptians worshipped it as the uraeus, and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (See ADDER.)

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