A poisonous snake. The word is sometimes used in poetry, where the adder symbolizes moral venom (Ps 58:3-5; Prov 23:30-33).

Ps 58:3-5

3The wicked go astray from the womb;
they err from their birth, speaking lies.4They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its e ... View more

Prov 23:30-33

30Those who linger late over wine,
those who keep trying mixed wines.31Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.32 ... View more

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