Blind snake
Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and {Serpent}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the larger number are harmless to man. [1913 Webster]

{Blind snake}, {Garter snake}, {Green snake}, {King snake}, {Milk snake}, {Rock snake}, {Water snake}, etc. See under {Blind}, {Garter}, etc.

{Fetich snake} (Zo["o]l.), a large African snake ({Python Seb[ae]}) used by the natives as a fetich.

{Ringed snake} (Zo["o]l.), a common European columbrine snake ({Tropidonotus natrix}).

{Snake eater}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The markhoor. (b) The secretary bird.

{Snake fence}, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]

{Snake fly} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus {Rhaphidia}; -- so called because of their large head and elongated neck and prothorax.

{Snake gourd} (Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant ({Trichosanthes anguina}) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than that of the serpent cucumber.

{Snake killer}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The secretary bird. (b) The chaparral cock.

{Snake moss} (Bot.), the common club moss ({Lycopodium clavatum}). See {Lycopodium}.

{Snake nut} (Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree ({Ophiocaryon paradoxum}) of Guiana, the embryo of which resembles a snake coiled up.

{Tree snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees, especially those of the genus {Dendrophis} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Blind snake — Blind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.] 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. [1913 Webster] He that is strucken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind snake — noun wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes • Syn: ↑worm snake • Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian • Hyponyms: ↑western blind snake, ↑Leptotyphlops h …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind snake — any of numerous wormlike, burrowing snakes of the families Typhlopidae, Leptotyphlopidae, and Anomalepididae, most of which have vestigial eyes. Also called worm snake. * * * ▪ reptile  any of several nonvenomous snakes (snake) characterized by… …   Universalium

  • blind snake — /ˈblaɪnd sneɪk / (say bluynd snayk) noun a small, subterranean, non venomous snake of the family Typhlopidae; worm snake; slow worm …   Australian English dictionary

  • blind snake — noun a small burrowing insectivorous snake of a group which lacks a distinct head and has very small inefficient eyes. [Typhlopidae and other families: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dominican Blind Snake — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia …   Wikipedia

  • western blind snake — noun burrows among roots of shrubs and beneath rocks in desert and rocky hillside areas and beach sand of western United States • Syn: ↑Leptotyphlops humilis • Hypernyms: ↑blind snake, ↑worm snake • Member Holonyms: ↑Leptotyphlops, ↑ge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Texas blind snake — noun A blind snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, from southwestern North America …   Wiktionary

  • Snake — Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and {Serpent}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snake eater — Snake Snake, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel. sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See {Ophidia}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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