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is a Japanese name used to refer to certain venomous snakes:

  • The following species are found in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan:
    • Trimeresurus elegans, a.k.a. the Sakishima habu, found in the southern Ryukyu Islands
    • Trimeresurus flavoviridis, a.k.a. the Okinawan habu
    • Trimeresurus tokarensis, a.k.a. the Tokara habu, found in the Tokara Islands
    • Ovophis okinavensis, a.k.a. the Hime habu
  • Habu is a name also used for several other species:
    • Trimeresurus gracilis, a.k.a. the Kikushi habu, found in Taiwan.
    • Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus, a.k.a. the Taiwan habu or Chinese habu, found in Southeast Asia.
    • Ovophis monticola, a.k.a. the Arisan habu, found in Southeast Asia.
  • Habu is a nickname given to the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the United States Air Force.
Habu (disambiguation)

Habu is the common name of a number of species of venomous snakes.

Habu may also refer to:

  • Chironex yamaguchii, a venomous box jellyfish, known in Japan as the habu kurage
  • Habu, Botswana, a village
  • HABU equivalent, a measure of computer performance
  • Lockheed A-12, reconnaissance aircraft, as an early project nickname
  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, reconnaissance aircraft, as an early project nickname
  • Yoshiharu Habu (born 1970), Japanese shogi player

Usage examples of "habu".

Ramesseum and Medinet Habu, the royal tombs, and a few selected tombs of the nobles.

The scandalous pictures in the so-called kiosk of Medinet Habu, the caricatures in an indescribable papyrus at Turin, confirm these statements.

Medinet Habu a picture represents Rameses the Third, not Rameses the Second, playing at draughts with his daughter.

The reliefs of Ramses at Medinet Habu show the details of the battle, the Egyptian fleet penetrating and overthrowing that of the sea-peoples, while the Pharaoh from the shore assists by archery in the discomfiture of his enemies.

Sayce writes: The list of places conquered by Rameses III in Palestine and Syria, which I copied on the pylon of Medinet Habu, turns out to be even more interesting than I had supposed, as a whole row of them belongs to the territory of Judah.

But upon the walls of Medoenet Habu I observed, more than once repeated, the Ark borne in triumph.

On the side of the Red Sea are Luxor and Karnak, on the opposite bank the great temple called the Memnonion, and the various piles which, under the general title of Medoenet Habu, in all probability among other structures comprise the principal palace of the more ancient Pharaohs.

The obelisks of Luxor may be unrivalled, the sculptures of Medcenet Habu more exquisite, the colossus of Memnonion more gigantic, the paintings of the royal tombs more curious and instructive, but criticism ceases before the multifarious wonders of the halls and courts of Karnak and the mind is open only to one general impression of colossal variety.

Medinet Habu thus becomes Djamet Temple, Deir el Medina becomes the Place of Truth, the Valley of the Kings becomes the Great Place, and so on.

I would have enjoyed a stroll through Deir el Bahri, or a visit to the temple of Medinet Habu, where the archaeologists from the Oriental Institute were working.