Colubrine
Colubrine Col"u*brine, a. [L. colubrinus.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) like or related to snakes of the genus {Coluber}. [1913 Webster]

2. Like a snake; cunning; crafty. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • COLUBRINE — n. f. Argile plastique employée pour la fabrication des poteries …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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