E sirtalis
Garter Gar"ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[`e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster]

2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) Same as {Bendlet}. [1913 Webster]

{Garter fish} (Zo["o]l.), a fish of the genus {Lepidopus}, having a long, flat body, like the blade of a sword; the scabbard fish.

{Garter king-at-arms}, the chief of the official heralds of England, king-at-arms to the Order of the Garter; -- often abbreviated to {Garter}.

{Garter snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of several harmless American snakes of the genus {Eut[ae]nia}, of several species (esp. {E. saurita} and {E. sirtalis}); one of the striped snakes; -- so called from its conspicuous stripes of color. [1913 Webster]


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  • E saurita — Garter Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thamnophis sirtalis — Gewöhnliche Strumpfbandnatter Gewöhnliche Strumpfbandnatter hier die Nominatform Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eutaenia sirtalis — Lizard Liz ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l[ e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order {Lacertilia}; sometimes, also applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garter — Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garter — Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garter fish — Garter Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garter king-at-arms — Garter Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garter snake — Garter Gar ter, n. [OE. gartier, F. jarreti[ e]re, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See {Garrote}.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gewöhnliche Strumpfbandnatter — hier die Nominatform Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Systematik Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • San Francisco garter snake — ( Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia ) is a slender multi colored colubrid snake. Designated as an endangered species since the year 1967, [Federal Endangered Species Listing (Federal Register 32:4001; March 1967)] it resides only in San Mateo… …   Wikipedia

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