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Naja

Naja \Naja\ prop. n. A genus of cobras.

Syn: genus Naja.

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naja

n. A member of the ''Naja'' genus of poisonous snakes; cobras

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Naja

Naja is a genus of venomous elapid snakes known as cobras. Several other genera include species commonly called cobras (for example the rinkhals, or ring-necked spitting cobra Hemachatus haemachatus), but of all the snakes known by that name, members of the genus Naja are the most widespread and the most widely recognized as cobras. Various species occur in regions throughout Africa, Southwest Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Until recently, the genus Naja had 20 to 22 species, but it has undergone several taxonomic revisions in recent years, so sources vary greatly. Wide support exists, though, for a 2009 revision that synonymised the genera Boulengerina and Paranaja with Naja. According to that revision, the genus Naja now includes 28 species.

Naja (disambiguation)

Naja is a genus of snakes commonly referred to as cobras.

Naja may also refer to:

  • Robert Del Naja (born 1965), British artist, musician, and founding member of Massive Attack
  • Naja Marie Aidt (born 1963), Danish poet and writer
  • Najas, a genus of aquatic plants
  • Naha, Chiapas, a natural preserve and Mayan village.

Na'ja refers to:

  • Na'ja, Saudi Arabia, located south of the mountain of Hadhn ("Jebel Hadhn"), to the southeast of Mecca

NAJA may refer to:

  • Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Native American Journalists Association

Usage examples of "naja".

The naja haje, like the cobra of India, writhes away from a brilliant light flashed suddenly upon it.

In return for his illuminating data regarding the reptile known as the naja haje, he had learned all the findings that the police had made.

It did not contain details regarding the naja haje, or Egyptian cobra.

You released a species of snake known as the naja haje - a deadly serpent that was within the cane.

Instinctively I struck at it with my walking-stick, and it fell in the grass at my feet, - it was a young Indian cobra - Naja tripudians - a serpent of the deadliest sort.

Baja Naja outdoor restaurant just off Mill did not draw a second glance from the late-lunch crowd of students, teachers, office workers, retirees, and tourists.

And he was sitting outdoors at the Baja Naja, toying with the remains of a perfectly agreeable if unspectacular lunch while discussing a kind of previously unsuspected diabolic state of being with an extensively parasitized visitor from another continent.

Ignoring her trepidation, she took a step toward him, lifting the naja in her hand.

She was standing so close to him, mere inches away, holding the naja, but looking up at him.

Asian male who strolled into the Baja Naja outdoor restaurant just off Mill did not draw a second glance from the late-lunch crowd of students, teachers, office workers, retirees, and tourists.