jararaca

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Etymology[edit]

From Tupian.

Noun[edit]

jararaca (plural jararacas)

  1. A species of venomous snake found in South America, Bothrops jararaca.
    • 2008 May 18, Alexei Barrionuevo, “Whose Rain Forest Is This, Anyway?”, New York Times:
      The pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, for example, found that the venom of the jararaca snake could help control high blood pressure and used it to create the drug Captopril.