- aspasp1 [asp]n.[ME < OFr aspe < L aspis < Gr; prob. < aspis, shield (in reference to the shape of the hood)]any of several small, poisonous snakes of Africa, Arabia, and Europe, as the horned viper, Egyptian cobra, or a European viper (Vipera aspis)asp2 [asp]n.Archaic an aspen
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.