Do the words "cobra" and "snake" have the exactly same meaning?

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  • Newton
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Cobras are a particular kind of snake. They are highly venomous. There are many other kinds of snakes that are not cobras and most snakes are not venomous. There are for example, blind snakes, constrictors, pythons, vipers, garter snakes, water snakes, rat snakes, hognose snakes, and racers. Most snakes belong to the family Colubridae. Cobras belong to the family Elapidae.

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    NO.  Cobras are type of snake.   

  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    All Cobras are snakes (except for the wonderful AC Cobra) but not all snakes are cobras .

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Exactly is perfectly wrong.

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  • 2 months ago

    Despite what everyone here says, YES! "Cobra" is the Portuguese word for snake. As we use it, it is a shortening for "cobra de capella", or hooded snake. Same meaning, different languages. 

  • lj1
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Cobra" has the exact same meaning as "snake" the same way "Golden Retriever" has the exact same meaning as "dog." 

    Snakes are a suborder called "Serpentes." Cobras are a family (Elapidae), containing several species, such as the King Cobra. There are currently about 3,600 known species of snakes around the world. 

  • 2 months ago

    And besides what the other answers said, I mean, you live in Detroit, people are going to think CAR over snake, LOL...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not really. A cobra is a type of snake. Snake covers all all types of snakes.

  • A
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    all cobras are snakes but not all snakes are cobras

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. A cobra is one variety of snakes. Many snakes are not cobras.

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