bakkop, noun

AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bak bowl + kop head, so named for the shape of its spread hood.
The Cape cobra (see Cape sense 2 a), Naja nivea. Also attributive.
1935 H.C. Bosman Mafeking Rd (1969) 85For a bite from a bakkop or a puff-adder or a ringhals, a sharp knife and permanganate of potash crystals are nearly always efficacious.
1980 A.J. Blignaut Dead End Rd 50I thought that he was pleased that the Bushman, who was as sly as a bakkop snake, was about to be put in his place.
The Cape cobraCape2 a, Naja nivea. Also attributive.

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