ETYM Latin aspis, from Greek aspis: cf. Old Fren. aspe, French aspic.
1. Cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death; SYN. Egyptian cobra, Naja haje.
2. Of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder; SYN. asp viper, Vipera aspis.
Any of several venomous snakes, including Vipera aspis of S Europe, allied to the adder, and the Egyptian cobra Naja haje, reputed to have been used by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra for her suicide.
aspen / æspən /
Množina reči aspen je aspens.
ETYM AS. aesp, aeps; akin to Old High Germ. aspa, Icel. ösp, Dan. aesp, Swed. asp, Dutch esp, German espe, äspe, aspe; cf. Lettish apsa, Lith. apuszis.
Any of several species of poplar tree, genus Populus. The European quaking aspen P. tremula has flattened leafstalks that cause the leaves to flutter with every breeze. The soft, light-colored wood is used for matches and paper pulp.
Any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind.