Fer-de-Lance is French for "
spearhead" (literally "iron of the lance"), and can refer to:
Bothrops lanceolatus", the Martiniquelancehead (some apply "fer-de-lance" to this species only).
*"B. caribbaeus", the
*"B. atrox", the common lancehead, native to tropical
South Americaeast of the Andesand to Trinidad.
*"B. asper", the terciopelo or Central American lancehead, native to Central and northwestern
Lacépède originally applied the name to all of these snakes, which he considered
conspecific. Thus older writings, as well as popular and sometimes scientific writings (including the American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, and New Shorter Oxford dictionaries), still often call them "fer-de-lance." However, many scientists and hobbyists now restrict this name to the Martinican species and use the common names given here for the others.
Fer-de-Lance (book), for the 1934 Nero Wolfenovel by Rex Stout.
Fer-de-Lance (comics), for the Marvel super-villain.
* The title of a 1974 movie starring
* Type of spaceship from the popular computer game Elite.
* The name of a sports car in the popular Xbox 360 game
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