KJV Dictionary Definition: viper


VI'PER, n. L. vipera.

1. A serpent, a species of coluber, whose bite is remarkably venomous.

A viper came out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. Acts 29.

2. A person or thing mischievous or malignant.


VI'PEROUS, a. L. viperus. Having the qualities of a viper; malignant; venomous; as a viperous tongue.