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"Shredded skin of a boomslang, that's definitely not in the students' cupboard."
-- Harry PotterĀ (CS10)

Boomslang

The boomslang (Dispholidus typus) is a large, venomous snake, found in Africa. Snape keeps boomslang skin in his private stores (CS11).

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Etymology

"boomslang" is an English loan-word from Afrikaans, whence it was in turn formed from two Dutch words, "boom" Du. tree + "slang" Du. snake [NSOED]

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